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Japanese Art Society of America
P.O. Box 394
Lexington, MA 02420

All lectures are Zoom webinars and require advance registration.

Recorded Lectures

Recordings of earlier online lectures, including Listening to Clay: Conversations with Contemporary Japanese Ceramic Artists with authors Alice North and Louise Allison Cort, held on May 10; Samurai Splendor: Sword Fittings from Edo Japan with Markus Sesko, Associate Curator of Asian Arms and Armor at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, held on April 28; Reflections of a Collector with George Mann, held on March 20; Avant-Garde Calligraphy and Zen between Postwar Japan, Europe, and the United States, held on February 9; The Japanese Buddhist World Map: Religious Vision and the Cartographic Imagination, held on January 11, 2022; and Hokusai: A Curatorial Perspective, held on December 1, 2021, are available on JASA's website, click here


Now available Impressions 43, Part One (2022)
Impressions 43 Part One of a Double Issue (2022) has been mailed to members! This issue examines the life and work of the potter Kitaōji Rosanjin from three viewpoints. Monika Bincsik and John Weber have fun discussing the Weber kimono collection. Julia Meech introduces textiles acquired by the famed print collector Louis Ledoux. Kendall Brown explains the marketing of prints by Ohara Koson. We pay tribute to two formidable women who made a difference in our field, Gunhild Avitabile and Shirley Z. Johnson. Melinda Takeuchi, Elizabeth de Sabato Swinton and Hollis Goodall review new publications on Buddhist art and Japanese prints for us, while Miriam Chusid reveals the secret of a 17th-century Welcoming Descent painting.
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