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SEPTEMBER ASJ lecture meeting
Date: Monday, 28 September 2015
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Speaker: Mr. Ryushi Komada / Ms. Makiko Komada
Title: “The little known world of craftsmen of ivory okimono (statuettes) and netsuke from the 19th to the 20th centuries.”
Ryushi Komada was born Isamu Komada in Tokyo in 1934. At age fifteen he started studying ivory okimono (statuette) carving, particularly of female figures dressed in kimono, under his father Ryusui. In 1962, he married Makiko and two years later began studying and carving netsuke. His first solo exhibition was held in Los Angeles in 1981, and the second in Tokyo in 1992. He served as president of the International Netsuke Carvers' Association from 1994 to 2004, when he facilitated the exchange of information among netsuke artists, and promoted contemporary netsuke among the general public by organizing exhibitions as well as giving lectures and demonstrations in Japan and overseas. He has also devoted himself in nurturing younger artists by sharing his carving and tool-making techniques and knowledge of netsuke. Since 2000, he has been giving netsuke carving classes with the artist Akira Kuroiwa at Asahi Culture Center in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Since 2003, he has been giving lessons at the Community Club Tamagawa in Futako Tamagawa, Tokyo.
Makiko Komada was born in Chiba prefecture in 1971. She received her M.A. in English Studies from Dokkyo University in 1996, and studied Linguistics the following year at the Graduate School of the University of Alberta, Canada. After returning to Japan, she became a freelance translator and writer specializing in the field of arts and crafts, particularly of netsuke and okimono. She is a board member and deputy secretary of Japan Netsuke Society, and recently published her book, “Netsuke” (Kadokawa, 2015).
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Forthcoming ASJ Meeting
Date: Monday, 19 October 2015
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Speaker: Prof. Gaye Rowley
Venue: Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (SKG)
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Tenth Young Scholars’ Programme ~ a preview
Date: Monday, 16 November 2015
- Mr. Yuichi Sasaki - Tokyo University Graduate School of Politics,
Miss Haruka Watanabe - Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo,
Mr. Shunichi Adachi - Komazawa University,
Mr. Fernand Ortiz Moya - Department of Architecture, Tokyo University.
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Appeal for Help from the ASJ Membership
(Japanese text soon.) In preparation for launching the digitized archives online for our journal The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (the “Transactions”), we have been tracking down over 300 authors who contributed to the Transactions in order to obtain their respective consents to the digitization in compliance with the Copyright Act of Japan. Based on the search efforts conducted by members of the project managed by Ms. Patricia Yarrow (the “Project”), we now have a list of authors with no contact information. A link of which list is posted below. The list will be circulated at the June 2015 ASJ lecture meeting. Therefore, the Project is hereby issuing a final appeal to the ASJ membership for help in obtaining the missing information for the listed authors and expedite the already-delayed digitization, considering that some of these authors are/were colleagues. If any ASJ member could provide an e-mail or mail address for a listed author, knows where the author is, or if the author is deceased, please e-mail that information to Ms. Yarrow at: email@example.com with “LIST” as the subject header. The list will be updated throughout June. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Family Name Given Name 01. Auslin Michael R. 02. Barrett M. T. 03. Beasley William G. 04. Beauchamp E. 05. Beretta L. 06. Berton P. 07. Biggart Ms. Claire 08. Blacker Dr. Carmen 09. Blum Paul C. 10. Borton Hugh 11. Buchanan D. C. 12. Burdick Charles Burton 13. Castañeda Manuel Uribe 14. Cohen A. M. 15. de Becker E. V. A. 16. Dolce Dr. Lucia 17. Elisonas J. S. A. 18. Emerson John K. 19. (repeat) 20. Farrington Anthony 21. Fowler E. 22. Furness & Yanai George A., and Hiroshi 23. Gundert Wilhelm 24. Hammond Jeff M. 25. Hattori Dr. Shiro 26. Holtom Drake C. 27. Horiguchi Mihoko 28. Ike Nobutaka 29. Ishii Mr. Yoneo 30. Itani Zenichi 31. Johnson Linda 32. Joly Jacques 33. Kades C. L. 34. Katō Genchi 35. Kidder J. Edward 36. Kishi Yasuyuki 37. Kishibe Shigeo 38. Kuiper J. Feenstra 39. Kushner Barak 40. Labberton, van Hinloopen D. 41. Levy Jr. Marion J. 42. Mayer Fanny Hagin 43. McKeen Di Crocco V. 44. Monnet Livia 45. Morris Ivan Ira Esme 46. Nakamura Naokatsu 47. Nakane Prof. Chie 48. Nishi Ian H. 49. Ōhe Shūzō 50. Parish H. Carroll 51. Posdneeff Miss V. 52. Prickett Stephen 53. Querido A. 54. Redman Sir Vere 55. Robert Marcel 56. Roussos Jason E. S. 57. Sadler Arthur Lindsay 58. Sakamaki S. 59. Sansom Sir George Bailey 60. Sawada S. 61. Sawauchi Suketaro 62. Seat Keith 63. Shimatsu Yoichi C. 64. Shimizu Isamu 65. Singer Dr. Kurt 66. Smith R. J. 67. Smith Neil Skene 68. Spencer R. S. 69. Spinks Charles Nelson 70. Stramigioli Giuliana 71. Tao Zhikun 72. Tominaga Prof. Michio 73. Trotter Ms. Ann 74. Tsuchiya T. 75. Uyehara E. 76. van Briessen Fritz 77. van Gulik R. H. 78. Wainright S. H. 79. Wasson R. G. 80. Waugh D. H. 81. Wenck Gunther 82. Wetherall William 83. Whymant A. Neville J. 84. Wildes H. E. 85. Williams Harold Stannett 86. Wilson & Colby R. & J. 87. Woodard William Parsons 88. Zachert Herbert 89. Zahl Karl F. 90. Zolbrod Leon
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