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Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki), no. 30 from 100 Famous Views of Edo, 11th month of 1857. Woodblock print, 14 3/16 × 9 1/4 in. (36 × 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.30. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

May Events

May 3 through 6, JASA will travel to Chicago to view the exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan at the Smart Museum of Art, which will run from March 21 to June 9, In addition, co-curators Chelsea Foxwell and Bradley Bailey have organized a symposium at the University of Chicago, which will take place on Friday and Saturday. Private tours and other excursions have also been planned. For more details, click here.

Zoom Webinar: Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo
May 13 at 5 pm EDT

Noted curator and author Dr. Andreas Marks, Mary Griggs Burke Curator of Japanese and Korean Art and Director of the Clark Center at the Minneapolis Institute of Art will discuss his newly published book of Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: The Definitive Collector’s Edition.

To register and learn more, click here.

Zoom Webinar: Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo Now Online

On the occasion of the Brooklyn Museum’s newly opened exhibition, Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo (feat. Takashi Murakami), this panel discussion included catalog author and historian Henry Smith of Columbia University; Joan Cummins, exhibition curator; and Ȧlex Bueno of the Centre for Global Education, Tokyo, who discussed photographic images in the exhibition.

Click here to view the recorded discussion online.


When Zen Becomes Political: Zen and Soft/Hard Power with Frank Feltens

The video of our March 20 annual meeting special lecture is now available to view here.

Upcoming Exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan
Upcoming Exhibition, Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan

Help Us Celebrate 50 Years of JASA!

The exhibition Meiji Modern: Fifty Years of New Japan, celebrating 50 years of the Japanese Art Society of America, opened at Asia Society Museum, New York, on October 3, 2023.  One review called Meiji Modern a “perfect exhibition,” engaging both scholars and non-specialist visitors who are “thrilled to discover beautiful art they didn’t know and to learn its history in labels that are both clear and serious.”

JASA’s beautiful 272-page full-color catalog for the exhibition (cover above) takes a fresh look at the art of the Meiji period (1868-1912) through a selection of approximately 200 objects drawn from public and private collections across the United States, including newly discovered prints, photographs, textiles, paintings, and craft objects. Copies of the catalog can be ordered through the JASA Store or our online Publications Order Form.

To learn more about the catalog, click here. To order a copy online, click here.