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2011
○ General Meeting of the Eastern Division of the Japan Art History Society
     The Eastern Division of the Japan Art History Society, in conjunction with the Sendai City Museum, will hold the symposium described below. Symposium attendants will also have the opportunity to view the well-received exhibition Statues of Buddhism and Historical Figures, currently at the museum.
     We look forward to welcoming you all to the day’s events.
Symposium: “Salvation and Miraculous Efficacy”
Chair: IZUMI, Takeo
Overview: In commemoration of the Museum’s 50th anniversary, and as a prayer for the timely recovery from this year’s natural disasters, the Sendai City Museum is holding the exhibition Statues of Buddhism and Historical Figures. This exhibition presents Buddhist sculptures and artifacts, drawn primarily from Sendai, and some other regional temples and shrines, along with portrait sculpture enshrined at these institutions. These works will provide viewers with insights into the region’s history and traditions. In conjunction with the exhibition, a symposium will be held to consider issues related to the meaning entrusted in Buddhist paintings and religious sculpture, their true aims and their reception by the greater populace. Focusing on two key factors in East Asian religious art, namely salvation and miracles, the symposium will examine the meaning and implications of these two concepts.
Date/time: December 4, 2011 (Sun.) 13:00 – 16:00 (Registration Desk opens at 12:30)
Location: Lecture Hall, Sendai City Museum (Capacity: 200)
Address: Kawauchi 26, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0862
Access: http://www.city.sendai.jp/kyouiku/museum/english/
In conjunction with:Sendai City Museum
Program (In Japanese Only):
 13:00 – 13:15 Opening Remarks, Chairman, JAHS
 Section 1: Basic Reports
 13:15 – 13:50  “The Garden as Site of Absolution: A Reconsideration of the Meaning of the Byôdôin”
    NAGAOKA, Ryusaku (Tohoku University)
 13:50 – 14:25  “Kamakura Period Amida Sculpture: In Terms of Salvation and Miraculous Efficacy”
MUKASA, Akira (Jissen Women’s University)
 14:25 – 15:00  “Tosoten Miroku during Japan’s Medieval Period: Yet another Pure Land Belief System”
    IZUMI, Takeo (Tohoku University)
 Break
 Section 2: Panel Discussion
 15:15 – 16:00  On “Salvation and Miraculous Efficacy: As Seen in East Asian Religious Art” 
Moderator: YAMAMOTO, Tsutomu (Seisen University)
Panelists: NAGAOKA, Ryusaku (Tohoku University)
IZUMI,Takeo (Tohoku University)
MUKASA, Akira (Jissen Women’s University)
SAKAI, Shoichiro (Sendai City Museum)
  End of Symposium
How to Register and Exhibition Viewing:
  * Registration will be limited to the first 100 JAHS members and the first 100 members of the general public.
* Bring your registration notice to the reception desk for entry.
* Symposium attendants can view the exhibition throughout the day, with multiple entries allowed, upon presentation of your registration notice.
* For information on the exhibition, visit the Sendai City Museum website:
http://www.city.sendai.jp/kyouiku/museum/english/exhibition2011.html
(English)
(3/11/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: ARAKAWA, Masaaki
Date/time: November 26, 2011 (Sat.) starts at 14:30
Location: Classroom 308, North Building No. 1, Mejiro Campus, Gakushuin University
Access: http://www.gakushuin.ac.jp/univ/english/access/index.html
Campus Map: http://www.gakushuin.ac.jp/ad/kikaku/english/location/index4a.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
The Use of Prints by Annibale Carracci: The Ceiling Decoration of the Camerino Farnese
WATANABE, Shinsuke (National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
Renoir: Impressionist Exhibitions and the Salon
KAGAWA, Kyoko (Bridgestone Museum of Art, Ishibashi Foundation)
(28/10/2011 update)
○ Announcement from the Japan Art History Society : After the Great East Japan Earthquake

     We extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake and pray for those lost in this tragedy.
     The earthquake of immense magnitude, tsunami and ongoing Fukushima nuclear disaster severely damaged countless cultural properties, museums and cultural facilities in the disaster zones. Naturally, initial efforts focused on saving lives and reestablishing lifelines, but it must also be recognized that there is urgent need for the tallying, rescue, recovery, and ongoing safety of destroyed, damaged and otherwise affected cultural properties, art works, books, maps, historical documents, natural history specimens, records and other such materials. At present, the Agency for Cultural Affairs (Bunkacho) has established a Secretariat of the Project to Rescue Cultural Properties Damaged by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami headquartered at the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and Cultural Property Rescue Programme have begun on site. The Arts and Culture Division of the Agency for Cultural Affairs is managing the Agency’s rescue operations. The gist of this program is the dispatch of specialist staff, such as curators, to the education departments of the involved local and prefectural governments, and the provision of temporary storage for damaged and affected cultural properties.
     The Japan Art History Society is participating in these operations and along with the full-hearted efforts of all those Society members assisting with the preservation of cultural properties, we hereby extend a call for cooperation with the Cultural Property Rescue Programme. In order to facilitate monetary donations to the rescue, conservation and preservation of cultural properties in the affected areas, the following bank accounts and Information Desk have been established.
     Given the magnitude of the disaster, it is anticipated that it will require a lengthy period and extensive funding before the art museums, museums and other cultural facilities in the disaster zones can return to normal operation. The Japan Art History Society is actively seeking to cooperate with these recovery efforts and is investigating means such as the construction of a support organization to aid in the return to normalcy for all those cultural organizations affected.
     Standing Committee, Japan Art History Society

Donations towards the rescue, conservation and preservation of art works affected by disasters can be made to the following accounts:
Bank Account: Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Ueno Branch
Account Number: 6615496
Account Type: Futsu (Savings / Ordinary account)
Account Name: Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research
Note*: Please kindly inform us of your donation by calling 03-5685-2311 (in Japanese only) or jimukyoku@bunkazai.or.jp (in Japanese or English) before the transfer of money so that we can follow your donation.
* This information is quoted from the Agency for Cultural Affairs website.

For information regarding donations, please contact:
The Foundation for Cultural Heritage and Art Research
Ueno Koen 12-50
Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007 Japan
Ph: 81-3-5685-2311 (Japanese only)
E-Mail: jimukyoku@bunkazai.or.jp (English or Japanese)

For further information, please see:
http://www.bunkazai.or.jp/donate/en_index.html
http://www.bunka.go.jp/bunkazai/tohokujishin_kanren/chokan_message_e.html
(19/10/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs:KISHI, Fumikazu and HIRAKAWA, Kayo
Date/time: 19 November 2011 (Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: Kyoto University, Yoshida Campus, New College of Letters Bldg., 2nd Floor, Lecture Room 7
Access: http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/access/campus/main.htm
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
Considering Image and Text in the Depiction of Stele of Nirvana of the Dayun Monastery in Shanxi Museum
TANAKA, Kenichi (Osaka Ohtani University)
A Basic Study on Foujita and the “Two” Great Wars
HAYASHI, Yoko (Kyoto University of Art & Design)
(19/10/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: DONOHASHI, Akio and KÔNO, Michifusa
Date/time: September 17, 2011 (Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: Lecture Hall, School of Humanities, Kobe University
10 minute walk from Hankyu Rokko Station
Access: http://www.lit.kobe-u.ac.jp/english/access.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
The Construction of the Asoka Pagoda at Wuyue and its Cult
TAKI, Asako (The Museum YAMATO BUNKAKAN)
A study of Zhao Mengfu’s Water Village
NISHIO, Ayumu (Part-time Instructor, Ritsumeikan University)
(24/8/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: NAITO, Masato
Date/time: October 1, 2011 (Sat.), starts at 14:00
Location: South Building, 4th Floor, Room 445
Mita Campus, Keio University
Access:
http://www.keio.ac.jp/english/about_keio/campus_info/mita1.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
The Fust Master and the Gutenberg Bible: Reading the Relationship between the Illuminator and Mainz Presses from the Bible Decoration
IKEDA, Mayumi (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Postdoctoral Fellow, Keio University)
Manuscrits enluminés de la Bible française du XIIIe siècle : fortune de l’Ecriture sainte en langue vernaculaire / véhiculaire dans l’Europe et l’Orient latin
KOMADA, Akiko (Jissen Women’s University, Department of Aesthetics and Art History)
(24/8/2011 update)
○ JAHS Membership Fee Waiver for Members from Great East Japan Earthquake Affected Regions

      The Society hereby expresses its deepest sympathy to all those affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011.
      JAHS has decided that those JAHS members who work or reside in the disaster zones, or have family in those areas, and may have difficulty with payments, may apply for a waiver of the 2011 annual JAHS membership dues. Those who wish to apply for the waiver are asked to provide the following information to the JAHS Head Office at the address listed below.
Application method: On an A4-sized or standard letter-sized piece of paper, please list your JAHS regional affiliation, name, organization or company affiliation, address and contact information. Please also state the specific circumstances behind your request for the waiver (no particular style requirements). For those who apply for the waiver and have already paid their 2011 dues, the funds paid will be credited to the 2012 annual dues. For those who have not yet paid their 2010 annual dues and are approved for a waiver for the 2011 annual dues, the payment of 2010 annual dues will be deferred for this year.
Applications for waiver of 2011 annual dues must be postmarked by September 10, 2011.
Address: JAHS Head Office/Eastern Division Office
c/o Professor Koichi Toyama
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Faculty of Letters
Keio University
2-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8345 Japan
(26/6/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Tomoyuki Masuda
Date/time: July 23, 2011 (Sat.), starts at 14:00
Location: Room 681, Building 36, Toyama Campus, Waseda University
Access: http://www.waseda.jp/eng/campus/map02.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
The Illuminated Manuscript with the Life of St. Anthony (Medic. Palat. 143) and Ecclesiastical Politics
Noliko Chinone (Waseda University)
The Decoration of Cappella Maggiore of San Francesco in Arezzo
: Piero della Francesca and the Franciscan Order
Kohei Ikegami (Kyoritsu Women's University)
(23/6/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Kasuya Makoto and Kono Michifusa
Date/time: July 16, 2011 (Sat.) Starts at 13:30
Location: Lecture Hall, The Museum Yamato Bunkakan
Access: Museum grounds are a 7 minute walk from the “Gakuenmae” station of the Kintetsu Nara line
Map: http://www.kintetsu.jp/yamato/access/index.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
One Aspect of the Pictorialization of Narratives: The Case of the Shakadô Engi Emaki
Inomo Mai (Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies, Kyoto University)
The Artistic Features of Mural Paintings in the Northern Qi Dynasty Xu Ying (Xu Xian-xiu) Tomb: A Typical Example of Northern Dynasties Figural Styles
Michifusa Kono (Osaka Prefectural University)
(23/6/2011 update)
○ The 64th JAHS General Assembly
Date/time: May 20-22, 2011
Location: Doshisha University, Kyotanabe Campus
Program(Japanese only):
  Click Here   【 Day 1   Day 2   Day 3   Print Version (A4 two-fold) 】
( All presentations will be in Japanese only.)
(4/5/2011 update)
○ Joint East and West Division Symposium
Museum Committee, Japan Art History Society
What’s New? Renewal on All Fronts
Date/time: May 7, 2011 (Sat.), 10:00 – 16:00 (Registration opens at 9:40)
Location: Lecture Hall, The National Art Center, Tokyo
Roppongi 7-22-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8558
Site Access:
http://www.nact.jp/english/access.html
Organizers: Japan Art History Society
The National Art Center, Tokyo
With the support of:
The Japanese Council of Art Museums
The Association for the Study of Cultural Resources
Japan Association for Arts Management
Seats Available:
  260 (Non-JAHS members may attend free of charge on a first come, first served basis, no advance registration)
Program Summary:
  In recent years, a succession of museums and institutions — public, private, large and small — have reopened after major renovation, rebuilding or relocation. Aging facilities and various issues related to display methodology have led to this transformation into new museums and art museums. There have been new facilities opened by both private and national institutions. More organizations are currently planning their own renewal projects.
This symposium will present fascinating reports from curators involved in the re-openings and openings, covering the scope from the “hardware” aspects of projects, such as display facilities, to “software” aspects of display methodologies and visitor services.
These presentations will be followed by a panel discussion to allow further questions and exchange of opinions on these subjects. This symposium will provide an opportunity to hear important information not normally disseminated to those outside of the institutions involved.
With “How do we display art works?” as one of the fundamental issues in the field of art history, this symposium’s theme is an important and appropriate subject for consideration by JAHS as a whole.
Program:             presented in Japanese only
10:00 Meeting Opens
Opening Remarks and Symposium Objectives
10:00-10:10 Opening Remark
            Osano Shigetoshi
            (University of Tokyo; Chairman, Japan Art History Society)
10:10-10:40 Opening Remark and Lecture
            Hayashida Hideki
            (Exective Director, The National Art Center, Tokyo)
10:40-11:10 Symposium Objectives
            Izumi Takeo (Tohoku University)
Session 1: (Morning Section)
      Chair: Yoshinaka Michiyo (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Reports: 
11:10-11:40 “The Renewal of Display Facilities Is Like an Obstacle Course Race
– The Rebuilding and Replacement of the Collection Hall at the Kyoto National Museum”
             Asanuma Takeshi
            (Senior Researcher, Curatorial Board, Kyoto National Museum)
Lunch Break
13:00-13:10 “Report from the JAHS Museum Committee”
            Hashizume Setsuya (Osaka University)
Session 2: (Afternoon Section)
       Chair: Yoshinaka Michiyo (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
Reports: 
13:15 – 13:45 “91 Meetings About Case Design”
            Matsubara Shigeru (Chief Curator, Nezu Museum)
13:50 – 14:20 “Five Years After Reopening”
            Ishida Yoshiya (Chief Curator, Suntory Museum of Art)
14:25 – 14:55 “’It Changed That Much?’ Sendai City Museum”
            Uchiyama Jun’ichi
            (Director of Curatorial Section, Sendai City Museum)
Break
15:10 – 16:00 Panel Discussion: “Renovations: Now and In the Future”
    Chair:
Izumi Takeo
     Panel Members:
            Hirai Shoichi (The National Art Center, Tokyo)
            Asanuma Takeshi (Kyoto National Museum)
            Matsubara Shigeru (Nezu Museum)
            Ishida Yoshiya (Suntory Museum of Art)
            Uchiyama Jun’ichi (Sendai City Museum)
16:00 End of Meeting
(4/5/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Donohashi Akio and Kishi Fumikazu
Date/time: March 19, 2011 (Sat.) Starts at 13:30
Location: Lecture Hall, 1st Floor, Graduate School of Humanities, Kobe University
Access: 10 minute walk from Hankyu Rokko station
3 minute walk from the “Shindai Bunri Nogakubu-mae” stop of the Kobe City Bus No. 36
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
A Study of the Iconographic Genealogy of Standing Twelve Divine Generals Sculptures
Ichimoto Takayuki (Kobe University Graduate School)
Art Exhibitions in XVIIth Century Florence
Sakamoto Atsushi (Kobe University)
(12/3/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Akira Akiyama
Date/time: March 26, 2011 (Sat.), starts at 14:00
Location: Large Lecture Hall 1, Faculty of Law & Letters Bldg 2, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Access: http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/map01_02_e.html
              http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_01_02_e.html
Research Reports(presented in Japanese):
Les tables d'autel décorées de la région provençale (5e - 12e siècle) : état actuel des recherches
Yumi Narasawa (Laboratoire d'Archéologie Médiévale Méditerranéenne, UMR6572 CNRS-Université de Provence)
Dürers Marienleben als Buchkunst: Betrachtungen zur narrativen Struktur und Einwirkung des Klosterhumanismus
Atsushi Shinfuji (National Museum of Western Art)
(6/3/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Masahiro USHIROSHÔJI, Kayo HIRAKAWA
Date/time: January 22, 2011 (Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: School of Letters Meeting Room (4th Floor School of Letters), Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Access: 20 minute walk from JR Hakozaki Station
10 minute walk from Subway Hakozaki Kyushudai Mae Station
3 minute walk from Nishitetsu Bus Kyudai Kitamon stop
For access details, see:
http://www.kyushu-u.ac.jp/access/map/hakozaki/hakozaki-e.html
*Section 1 in the green “Humanities District” on the map
Research Reports:
Chronological Periods in Kakutei’s Oeuvre: Characteristics of His Stylistic Development
Yoshinobu HIRAI (Kansai University Graduate School)
A Study of Filippo Lippi’s Depiction of Rocky Mountains
Azusa KEMMOCHI (Kinki University)
(19/1/2011 update)
○ 2011 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Dōshin SATŌ
Date/time: January 22, 2011 (Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: First Lecture Hall, Central Building, Faculty of Fine Arts, Ueno Campus, Tokyo University of the Arts
Access: http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/access/index.html
Research Reports:
A Study on Kujakumyōō(Skr. Mahāmayūrī)Paintings
Eriko HARA (Nara National Museum)
Chinese Paintings Newly Arrived in Japan as Seen in Kokka
: An Example of Modern Japanese Views on Chinese Art
Kanako KUZE
(31/12/2010 update)
2010
○ Jaynie Anderson Lecture (for JAHS members only)
JAHS is pleased to announce that Jaynie Anderson, Professor at University of Melbourne and President of the Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA), will present a lecture at the National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo in conjunction with the Albrecht Dürer: Religion/Portraits/Nature Prints and Drawings exhibition. We look forward to welcoming JAHS members to this informative event.

Date/time: December 7, 2010 (Tues.) 17:00 – 18:30
Location: Lecture Hall (2BF), National Museum of Western Art
Access: http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/visit/map.html
Lecture Information:
Jaynie Anderson (Professor at University of Melbourne and President of the Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art (CIHA)
Theme: What Dürer Saw in Venice.
Organized by:
Japan Art History Society (JAHS)
National Museum of Western Art (NMWA)
Supported by:
Kajima Foundation for the Arts
Exhibition viewing:
Please submit your lecture invitation postcard at the reception desk on the day of the lecture. Thanks to the generosity of the NMWA, lecture attendees may use their postcard invitations to view the Albrecht Dürer Religion/Portraits/Nature Prints and Drawings exhibition on the day of the exhibition up until the time of the lecture. Please find exhibition information at the following site:
http://www.nmwa.go.jp/en/exhibitions/current.html
(21/11/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Takeshi ASANUMA, Aki YAMAKAWA
Date/time: November 20, 2010 (Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: Research Room, Office Building 3rd Floor, Kyoto National Museum (Please use the Staff Entrance on Higashiyama Dori)
http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/jp/riyou/index02.html
Kyoto Bus: Immediately adjacent to Hakubutsukan-Sanjûsangendô-mae or Higashiyama Shichijô bus stops
Research Reports:
An Examination of the Buddhist Caves at Karad: Reconstructing the Socio-Religious Milieu of Southern Maharashtra in the Early Historic Period
Aki TOYOYAMA (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
A Study on the Background of the Construction of Dunhuang Mogao Cave 285
Kei TABAYASHI (Kobe University, Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
(8/11/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Hisako KOIKE
Date/time: November 20, 2010 (Sat.), starts at 14:00
Location: Building 1, 4th Floor, Room 1403, Shibuya Campus, Kokugakuin University
http://www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/guide/access.html
Campus Map: http://www.kokugakuin.ac.jp/content/000007812.pdf
Research Reports:
Text and the Generation of Imagery in the Beatus Manuscripts
Fujino MIYAUCHI (Rikkyo University)
A Private Chapel as Burial Space: Filippo Strozzi with Filippino Lippi and Benedetto da Maiano in Santa Maria Novella, Florence
Takuma ITO (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
(26/10/2010 update)
○ Meeting of the JAHS Eastern Division
The JAHS Eastern Division, with the cooperation of the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art, will hold the symposium described below in October 2010. Symposium participants can view the exhibition Self-Portraits from the Uffizi Gallery Collection, before and after the symposium sessions.
*Prior registration required. Please use the registration reply-attached postcard sent out by the Eastern Division Office. Registration is limited to the first 250 applicants. Registration forms must be received by the Office by October 12, 2010.
Symposium “Considering Self-Portraiture, Speaking from Self-Portraiture”
Chairman: Uchida keiichi
Symposium Overview: The Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art is holding the exhibition Self-Portraits from the Uffizi Gallery Collection (1664–2010) from September 11 – November 14, 2010. This is the first public showing in Japan of the self-portrait collection from this major museum in the Renaissance capital of Florence, and will feature approximately 60 works. The fascination of the self-portrait evokes many subjects for the art historian, in terms of expression, gaze, and the impetus for the self-portrait’s creation. Upon this occasion the JAHS Eastern Division will hold this symposium as an opportunity for members to consider and discuss the self-portraiture genre.
Location: Sompo Japan Head Office Building, 2nd Floor, Main Conference Hall
Date/time: October 23, 2010 (Saturday) 13:30 – 18:00
Access: http://www.sompo-japan.co.jp/museum/english/info/index.html
*Note: Please be aware that the symposium venue is located on a different floor of the Sompo building than the Museum.
With the support of: The Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
Program: Opening
13:30–
Opening Remarks by the JAHS Chairman and
Director of the Seiji Togo Memorial Sompo Japan Museum of Art
  Part 1:
13:40 – 14:10
Panelist Reports
“Still-Life as Self-Portrait”
Ozaki Akihiro (Tohoku University)
  14:10 – 14:40 “Negative Self-Image”
Murakami Hiroya
(The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo)
  14:40 – 15:10 “The Images of Matsudaira Sadanobu”
Kawanobe Yasunao (Fukushima Museum)
  Break:
  15:10 – 15:30
  Part 2: Discussion “Focal Point, Garments, Aims, etc. of Self-Portraits”
  15:30 – 16:30 Moderator: Akiyama Akira (The University of Tokyo)
  End of Symposium
Exhibition Viewing:
  Symposium participants can view the exhibition Self-Portraits from the Uffizi Gallery Collection before and after the symposium sessions. Show your “participation approved return postcard” to the Museum front desk for entry.
Click here and click again on the program 2010 link for details about the exhibition.
http://www.sompo-japan.co.jp/museum/english/program/index.html
  *Note: Earlier mailings stated that exhibition viewing was available only after 16:40, however, symposium participants can also view the exhibition anytime on the same day, including prior to the symposium.
(4/8/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Masato NAITO
Date/time: September 25 (Sat.), starts at 14:00
Location: Classroom 517, West Building, Mita Campus, Keio University
http://www.keio.ac.jp/ja/access/mita.html
Research Reports:
Ancient Roman Gardens and the Meaning of Sallust's Sculpture Collection
Atsushi KOIZUMI (Graduate School, Keio University)
The Yearned for Wife: Notes on the Composition of C. D. Friedrich’s "Woman at the Window"
Akane SUGIYAMA (Independent scholar)
(3/9/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Nobuo NAKATANI, Yutaka FUJIOKA
Date/time: September 18(Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: Large Lecture Hall, 2F Department of Literature Main Building, Department of Literature, Osaka University
Access: 15 minute walk to the east of Ishibashi Station, Takurazaka Line, Hankyu Railway
           10 minute walk from Shibahara Station, Osaka Monorail
http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/ja/access/toyonaka.html
Research Reports:
A Classification and Basic Consideration of Embroidered Buddhist Divinities Images Handed Down at Horyu-ji Temple
Kakuyuki MITA(Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University)
KISHIDA Ryusei’s Awareness of Fictionality in His Early Still-Life Paintings: Focusing on An Apple Exists on Top of a Pot
Akiko YOSHIDA (Fukuoka Art Museum)
(3/9/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs:Makoto KASUYA, Maromitsu TSUKAMOTO
Date/time: July 17, 2010 (Sat.), starts at 13:30
Location: Room N101, Nara Women’s University
Access: 5 minute walk to the north from Kintetsu Nara station
    http://www.nara-wu.ac.jp/campus-e.html
Note: The university’s South Gate is closed on Saturdays. Please enter through the Main Gate.
Research Reports:
Research on Sutra Frontispiece Paintings in East Asia: Focusing on the Song Edition Lotus Sutra at Rikkyoku-an
Fumie ARAMAKI (Kyoto University Graduate School)
A Study of the Original Form of the Amida (Amitabha) and Four Attendant Bodhisattvas Images Enshrined in the Jogyodo Hall of the Tendai Sect.
Yoshitoyo OHARA (Associate Curator, Kyoto National Museum)
(25/6/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Masahiko AIZAWA
Date/time: July 24, 2010 (Sat.), starts at 14:00
Location: Room 321, Building 3, Seijo University
Access:http://www.seijo.ac.jp/en/interex/access.htmll
Campus Map:
http://www.seijo.ac.jp/en/interex/map.html
Research Reports:
Le regard des curieux du Paris du XVIIe siècle sur la peinture
Noriko MOCHIZUKI (Keio University)
Félix Vallotton and Intimisme
Noriko NAKAMURA ( Seijo University)
(25/6/2010 update)
○ Joint East and West Division Symposium
Museum Committee, Japan Art History Society
Creating Legends
Exploring the potential of exhibitions

Date/time: May 1, 2010 (Sat.), 10:00 – 16:50 (registration opens at 9:40)
Location: Saji Keizô Memorial Hall,
10th Floor, Nakanoshima Center, Osaka University
(Nakanoshima 4-3-53, Kita-ku, Osaka,
north side of the National Museum of Art,
Osaka and Osaka Science Museum)
Access: http://www.onc.osaka-u.ac.jp/others/map/index.php
Organizers: Japan Art History Society
With the support of:
  The Japanese Council of Art Museums, The Association for the Study of Cultural Resources, Japan Association for Arts Managements
Seats Available:
  180 (non-JAHS members may attend, free-of-charge, no advanced registration, first-come-first-served admission basis)
Program:
Opening Remarks, Symposium Objectives Overview
 10:00 Opening Remarks:
    Donohashi Akio,
 (Western Division Commission Member, JAHS, Kobe University)
Symposium Objectives:
    Hashizume Setsuya (Osaka University)
Session 1: Designated Recipient Institutions of Scientific Research Funds
Chair: Yoshinaka Mitsuyo (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
 Reports:    
 10:20 –
  10:50
"What It Takes to Become a Designated Recipient Institution of Scientific Research Funds"
    Uchida Keiichi (Shôwa Women's University)
 10:50 –
  11:20
"Foundation Integration and Reapplying for Designated Recipient Institution of Scientific Research Funds: The case of the Osaka Municipal Museums"
    Ishikawa Tomohiko
  (Professor [curator], Ryûkoku Museum, Ryûkoku University)
Kobayashi Hitoshi
  (Senior curator, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka)
 11:20 –
   11:50
Q & A session
 Break    
Session 2 Symposium "Planning Process: Exploring the Potential of Exhibitions"
  Chair: Arakawa Masaaki (Gakushuin University)
 Presentations:
 13:00 –
   13:20
"Who was fooled, and how? The Damashi-e Exhibition"
    Hayami Yutaka (Curator, Hyôgo Prefectural Museum of Art)
 13:20 –
   13:40
"After getting in big trouble, we found a way out. Why we organized an exhibition on Osaka Painting Circles in Ashiya"
    Akeo Keizô
  (Chief Curator, Ashiya City Museum of Art and History)
 13:40 –
   14:00
"Exhibitions Organized by Planning Office: Displaying Graphic Design"
    Sugaya Tomio
  (Curator, Osaka City Museum of Modern Art(Planning Office))
 14:00 –
   14:20
"Journey Through Hell and Moralizing Illustrated Books: Exhibition of scenes from the land of dead"
    Yasumura Toshinobu (Director, Itabashi Art Museum)
 14:20 –
   14:40
Break
 14:40 –
   16:50
General Discussion: Let's Talk About Exhibitions
  Chair: Hashizume Setsuya (Osaka University)
  Floor Moderators:
    Uchida Keiichi (Shôwa Women's University),
Yoshinaka Mitsuyo (Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art)
  Comments: Arakawa Masaaki (Gakushuin University),
Hayashi On (Keio University)
 16:50 Conclusion
(12/4/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chairs:Satô Yasuhiro
Date/time: March 27, 2010 (Sat.) 13:15 start
Location: Classroom 1, Faculty of Law and Letters Bldg. 2, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo
Access and campus maps available at
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/map01_02_j.html
http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_01_02_j.html
Research Reports:
"The Background Behind the Creation of the Seated Image of Priest Zendō in Raigō-ji, Nara: Kechi-en-kyō-myō (Names of Petitioners Aspiring to the Buddhist Faith) as Clues"
Ono Kayo (Waseda University)
"The Relationship Between Kawamura Jakushi and Early Japanese Literati Artists: Focusing on Gion Nankai and Yanagisawa Kien"
Akagi Michi (Ota Memorial Museum of Art)
(10/3/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs:Miyashita Kikuro, and Nishigami Minoru
Date/time: March 20, 2010 (Sat.) 13:30 start
Location: Audio-Visual Room, Faculty of Letters, Kobe University
Access: From Hankyû Railways Rokkô Station or JR Rokkômichi Station or Hanshin Railways Mikage Station, Take Kobe City Bus 36 to the "Shindai Bunrinogakubu mae" stop and then walk three minutes
See map at: http://www.lit.kobe-u.ac.jp/access.html
Research Reports:
A Consideration of Gerard David's Forest Scene and the Nativity Triptych: "Forestier" as the Lord of Bruges.
Fujimura Takuya(Graduate School, Kyushu University)
"Trends in 'Modern’ Female Images: Thoughts on Images of Women from the Late Taishô to Early Shôwa Era"
Yazu Eriko (Graduate School, Kyoto University)

(10/3/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chairs:Otaka Yasujirô
Date/time: January 23, 2010 (Sat.) 14:00 –
Venue: Room 682, Building 36, Toyama Campus, Waseda University
Access Map: http://www.waseda.jp/jp/campus/toyama.html
Research Reports:
Development of the "Recumbent Christ (Cristo yacente)" and its use in
Seventeenth-Century Spain; Examples of Gregorio Fernández and some related works
Matsubara Noriko (Sophia University)
Paintings for the Jesuits in Early 17th Century Seville: Velázquez's Adoration of the Magi and related works.
Morohoshi Tae (Research Fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

(8/1/2010 update)
○ 2010 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs:Ushiroshoji Masahiro, Nakatani Nobuo
Date/time: January 23, 2010 (Sat.) 13:30 –
Venue: Lecture Hall, Fukuoka Art Museum
Access: See http://www.fukuoka-art-museum.jp/ja/html/ja04/fs_ja04.html

Subway: 10 minute walk from Ohori Park Station or Ropponmatsu Station
 Bus: 3 minute walk from Jonai Bijutsukan Higashiguchi Bus Stop or NHK Broadcast Center Entrance Bus Stop, or 5 minute walk from Akasaka Sanchome Bus Stop
Research Reports:
The Double Meaning of Marginal Ornamentation in The Hours of Margaret of Orleans (BnF. ms. lat 1156B)
Tanabe Megumi (Unaffiliated)
The Metallic Ornaments Used on Early to Mid Kamakura Period Kei School Sculptures and the Ornament Craftsmen “Kazaribusshi”
Mimoto Shusaku (Osaka University Graduate School)

(8/1/2010 update)
2009
○ 2009 JAHS Western Division Meeting
The following lectures and special viewing will be held as this year's JAHS Western Division Meeting. We will have the opportunity to view the already closed “The Ashura in the Kari-Kondō,” exhibition and hope that everyone will participate in this special event.
Viewing: Kōfukuji National Treasure Special Viewing 2009: The Ashura in the Kari-Kondō
Location: Kōfukuji Meeting Hall (to the right of the Kōfukuji Three-Storied Pagoda), Kōfukuji Temporary Kondō
Date: 24 November 2009 (Tues): 15:30 to 17:00 (entrance opens at 15:00. Entrance located in the Kōfukuji Meeting Hall)
Number of places available: 150 (on a first-come, first-served basis)
Fee: Free of charge
Schedule 15:30 to 16:00 Lecture by Kaneko Hiroaki, Director of the Kōfukuji National Treasures Museum (Venue: Kōfukuji Meeting Hall)
"Displaying the National Treasure Ashura Sculpture"
16:00 to 17:00 Viewing in the Kōfukuji Kari-Kondō (Temporary Golden Hall).
*Free dispersal after viewing
*Prior application required for participation. To apply, send a postcard with your name, address, telephone number, and affiliation, "Participation in Western Division Meeting." Postcards must be received at the following address by 17 November (Tues.)
Send postcards too:
Natsuki Kitazawa
Nara National Museum
50 Noborioji-cho, Nara
630-8213
For information, call:
Nara National Museum 0742-22-7771
General Meeting Organizers:
Sakae Naitō and Natsuki Kitazawa

(24/11/2009 update)
○ Japan Cultural Substructure Study Group --- International Symposium
Theme: Learning from the Excavation of Nang-Nang Lacquer Artifacts
A Study of “The link between Asian material culture”
Date: November 22, 2009 (Sun.) 9:30-17:00
Site: Lecture hall, Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts
Admission: Open to the public(admission free), first 180 persons
Organized by: Akita Municipal Junior College of Arts and Crafts,
Patronized by: The Japan Art History Society,
The Lacquer Craft History Society,
Forever Museum of Contemporary Art
Supported by: The Nomura Cultural Foundation
Further information

(23/10/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Koshikawa Michiaki
Date/time: November 28, 2009 (Sat.), 13:30 –
Location: BCentral Building 2nd Floor, 3rd Lecture Hall,
Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts
Access Map: See http://www.geidai.ac.jp/access/ueno.html
Research Reports:
"Giulio Romano's Polyphemus at the Villa Madama"
Fukada Maria (Graduate School, Tokyo University of the Arts)
"The Sack of Rome and Art: Focusing on Sebastiano del Piombo's Portraits of Clement VII"
Kobayashi Akiko (The National Art Center, Tokyo)

(14/10/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Hashizume Setsuya and Hayashi Yôko
Date/Time: November 21, 2009 (Sat.) 13:00 –
*Note starting time is 13:00..
Venue: The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
Access: 5-minute walk from the Yodoyabashi Station on the Osaka Subway Midosuji Line or the Kitahama Station on the Osaka Subway Sakaisuji Line
Immediately adjacent to the Naniwabashi Station of the Keihan Nakanoshima Line.
http://www.moco.or.jp/guide/map_01.html
Research Reports:
"Characteristics and Lineages of Pre-Modern Era Paintings of Various Trades: Focusing on the Screens of Various Trades in the Kita'in"
Nara Yôko (Graduate School, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
"Utagawa Hiroshige and Travel on the Kisokaidô: Based on a Study of the Sketchbook in the British Museum"
Sugawara Mayumi (Kyoto University of Art and Design)

○ Regular Meeting, Eastern Regional Division
In conjunction with the Tokyo National Museum, the JAHS Eastern Division is holding the following symposium. After the symposium there will be an exclusive viewing of the Special Exhibition Treasures of the Imperial Collections - Splendor of Japanese Art open to JAHS members only.

*Advanced registration required. Please use the return-postcard included in the information sent by the Eastern Division Office. The symposium is limited to the first 300 applicants and applications must be received by September 25th.
Coordinator: Matsumoto Nobuyuki
Symposium "The Imperial Household and Cultural Properties"
*This meeting will be conducted in Japanese with no interpretation provided.
Overview: The Tokyo National Museum is currently holding an exhibition Treasures of the Imperial Collections - Splendor of Japanese Art in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Emperor's enthronement. The exhibition features art works from the imperial collections, housed today in the Imperial Household Agency’s institutions including the Sannomaru Shozokan, the Archives Division, and the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Shosoin Repository. This splendid selection provides an opportunity to view many works related to the imperial household that are rarely available for viewing. The exhibition encourages a reconsideration of the important role played by the imperial household in Japan's cultural history and confirmation of the meaning of the imperial household-related cultural properties in the history of art.
Date: October 12, 2009 (Mon., National Holiday), 15:00 – 18:15
Location: Large Lecture Hall, Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum
Access: See http://www.tnm.go.jp/jp/guide/general/index.html#kotsu
Museum facilities map:
 http://www.tnm.go.jp/jp/guide/map/index.html
Attendance information:
Please show your return postcard stub marked "Admitted" at the West Gate of the Tokyo National Museum.
Organizers: Tokyo National Museum, JAHS
Program:
Opening Remarks
 15:00 Messages from the Chairman of JAHS and the Director of the Tokyo National Museum
Section 1: Basic Reports
 15:10 – 15:40
"An Overview of the Treasures of the Imperial Collections - Splendor of Japanese Art Exhibition and its Meaning"
Harada Kazutoshi (Senior Researcher, Tokyo National Museum)
 15:40 – 16:10
"The Preservation and Public Opening Functions of the Imperial Household Agency's Sannomaru Shozokan (Museum of the Imperial Collections)"
Ohta Aya (Curator, Sannomaru Shozokan, Museum of the Imperial Collections)
16:10 – 16:40
  "Conservation of and Research into the Shosoin Treasures" 
Naruse Masakazu (Director, Conservation Division, Office of the Shosoin Treasure House)
Section 2 Panel Discussion
 16:50 – 18:15
"The Imperial Household and Cultural Properties: Art Historical Meanings"
Moderator: Sano Midori
Panelists: Ohta Aya, Okumura Hideo, Sato Doshin, Harada Kazutoshi
Closing Remarks
Special Exhibition Viewing:
 18:30 – 20:00
Special Exhibition Galleries, Heiseikan 2nd Floor, Tokyo National Museum
See the following for information about the exhibition:
http://www.tnm.jp/en/servlet/Con?pageId=A01&processId=02&event_id=6890

(10/1/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Hayashi On
Date/time: September 19th (Sat.) 13:30 –
*Please note that this meeting is on the 3rd Saturday of the month, rather than at the standard time.
Venue: Classroom 2B41, South Building, Mita Campus, Keio University
Access: See
http://www.keio.ac.jp/ja/access/mita.html
Research Reports:
"The Head of Ryôgen of Bukkôji"
Tsuda Tetsuei (National Research Institute of Cultural Property, Tokyo)
"The Meaning of the Pillar Paintings of Ishiyamadera's Tahôtô Pagoda within Buddhist Art"
Hayashi On (Keio University)
(9/18/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Namiki Seishi and Hirakawa Kayo
Date/time: September 19th (Sat.) 13:30 –
Venue: Kyoto Institute of Technology, Matsugasaki Campus,
East Building No.1, 1st Floor, Room E111
Access: 8 minute walk, Matsugasaki Station, Kyoto City Subway Karasuma line
See: http://chizuz.com/map/map55139.html
Research Reports:
"Delacroix's Hamlet and Horatio in the Graveyard and the French reception of Shakespeare"
Nishijima Ami (Graduate School, Kyoto University)
"Sakai Hôitsu's Buddhist Paintings and their Relationship to Tani Bunchô"
Kinoshita Asuka (Graduate School, Kobe University)

(8/10/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Chair: Tsuda Tetsuei
Date/time: July 25 (Sat.), 13:30 –
Location: B1 Seminar Room, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
Access:
 10-minute walk from JR Uguisudani Station;
 15-minute walk from JR Ueno Station;
 20-minute walk from Ginza Subway Line and Hibiya Subway Line Ueno Station;
 20-minute walk from Chiyoda Subway Line Nezu Station,
 and 20-minute walk from Keisei Line Keisei Ueno Station
Research Reports:
"The Nature of the Sculptural Group in the Hôôdô: Thoughts on various issues related to the expression and position of Bodhisattvas on Clouds"
Sasaki Yasuyuki (Graduate School, Keiô University)
"An Iconographic Consideration of Shitennô Sculptures of the Unified Silla Dynasty"
Ryuk Jae Hwa (Musashino University of the Arts)

(18/6/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Chairs: Kawakami Shigeki and Kodera Tsukasa
Date/time: July 18 (Sat.) 13:00-
Location: Egawa Museum of Art, Green Hall
Access: See the following website:
http://www.nishi.or.jp/media/2008/P158EGAWABIJYUTUKAN.gif
3 minute walk to the west of Kotoen Station on the Hankyu Imazu Line
Research Reports:
"The Use of Cool Colors in Early Yuzen Dyeing"
Takagi Kanako (Kwansei Gakuin University Graduate School)
"Regarding the Interpretation of a Seated 'Broken Pose' Maitreya Altarpiece dated by Inscription to 562”
Seo Namyoung (Kyoto University Graduate School)

(11/6/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Eastern Division Meeting
Organizer: Matsumoto Nobuyuki
Date/time: March 29, 2009 (Sunday), 13:30 – (scheduled to finish around 16:00)
*Please note that this meeting is on a Sunday
Location: Small Lecture Hall, Heiseikan 1F, Tokyo National Museum
Admittance: Please present your Regular Meeting Announcement Postcard to the guard at the West Gate of the Tokyo National Museum for admittance. Please note that if you enter via the museum’s Main Gate you must pay normal museum admission fees.
Access: See the following website:
http://www.tnm.jp/jp/guide/general/index.html
The West Gate is a 10 minute walk from either the Park Exit of JR Ueno Station or the Exit at JR Uguisudani Station; 15 minute walk from the Ueno Station of the Ginza and Hibiya lines, Nezu Station of the Chiyoda line, and Keisei Ueno Station of the Keisei line.
Research Reports:
Producing a Visual Database of Japanese Sword (after 12c.) Surface Appearances
Watanabe Taeko (Sano Art Museum)
Itô Jakuchû’s Images of the Poet Immortals: In terms of their relationships to Haiku culture, Kôrin’s paintings and the love of tofu
Mabuchi Miho (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art)

(16/3/2009 update)
○ 2009 JAHS Western Division Meeting
Meeting Co-chairs: Hashizume Setsuya and Naito Sakae
Date/time: March 21 (Sat.) 13:30 onwards
Location: Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus,
Bun-Ho-Kei Building, Room Bun-41
Public transportation:
20-minute walk from Ishibashi Station, Takarazuka line, Hankyu railway
http://chizuz.com/map/map43816.html

15-minute walk from the Shibahara station on the Osaka Monorail
http://chizuz.com/map/map43817.html
Research reports:
Calligraphy Style in the Kokka-Chinpocho: The reception of a new Xuanzong era style
Kawakami, Takako (Kyushu University Graduate School)
The Japanese Art Exhibition Held in Paris in 1929
Nagata, Makiko (Otemae University Graduate School)

(16/3/2009 update)

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