News tag: British Museum

22 October 2015

Visiting manga artist

World-famous manga artist (or mangaka – 漫画家) Akiko Hatsu (波津 ・彬子) visited London this week, giving a talk at the British Museum in the Japan Galleries.  Known for her work in the genre of shojo-manga (少女漫画), Akiko Hatsu was very influential in the development of the genre and also instrumental in coining the term Yaoi.

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13 May 2015

Changing Japanese attitudes to shunga

This is a translation of Ayako Kurosawa’s piece for Sankei News, 9 May 2015. The original article in Japanese can be found here.

Why is it not possible to hold exhibitions of shunga in Japan – their country of origin – despite a series of exhibitions in Europe and the US, and ongoing research into the impact of shunga on Western art?

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3 October 2013

Making polite conversation about 'Shunga'

I attended the opening of the much-heralded Shunga exhibition at the British Museum last night. It didn’t disappoint – there is a huge amount to see, and I didn’t make it into the last room at all before the exhibition closed, so I’ll have to go back. It was interesting to see people’s reactions to

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1 October 2013

International Symposium: Sex art in Japan- perspectives on shunga

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation have supported the international symposium at the British Museum on shunga with a Small Grant in the March 2013 round of funding. The symposium will be held on on 4-5 October 2013. The full line up of the symposium follows after the main body of text. There will also be a

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17 September 2013

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be hosting a new season of WEA courses about Japanese art, culture and society from September

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is pleased to be hosting another season of WEA courses about Japanese art, culture and society commencing 23 September.  The two courses will be held on Mondays.  Art History: An Introduction to Japanese Art and Culture will be held on Mondays from 11:00am to 1:00pm and Art History: Great Masters of Japanese Art will be held on Mondays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

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30 August 2013

'Women of the Pleasure Quarters: A Japanese Painted Screen' Review

Located in London’s famous British Museum, this rare and exquisite screen is one of the last of its kind remaining as it reflects the life of courtesans (female sex workers) at Kado-Tamaya, the Jewel House on the Corner, in Yoshiwara, a licensed pleasure quarter in Edo (modern-day Tokyo) during the early 1780s. The Edo Era

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5 July 2013

Japanese Galleries at the British Museum

On Friday 5th July I went to the Japanese Galleries at the British Museum because I am very interested in Japanese history. The room captivated me before we even entered due to the wonderful display of netsuke just outside. These small figures, usually made of ivory or wood, were used as toggles on the traditional Japanese

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