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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.”


BRIEF BIOGRAPHY
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
Title: “tbc.”
Venue: Shibuya Kyoiku Gakuen (SKG)

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Tenth Young Scholars’ Programme ~ a preview

Date: Monday, 16 November 2015
Venue: tbc
Speakers:

    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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Second Appeal for Help from the ASJ Membership

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:

yarrowp@gmail.com

with “LIST” as the subject header.
日本アジア協会は、紀要The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japanを電子化しデジタルアーカイブをインターネットで公開するにあたり、連絡先が判明しない著作権者についての情報提供を求めています。 別紙に掲載いたしました著作者について、著作権者、もしくは著作権継承者、またはこれらの方々の連絡先に関する情報をお持ちの方は、上記連絡先までご連絡ください。

In preparation for the launch of the digitized archives online of the journal “The Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan”, the Asiatic Society of Japan is seeking information regarding copyright holders whose contact details are unknown.

In connection with the authors listed in the attached sheet, if anyone has information regarding copyright holders, their heirs or their contact details, please inform the contact person detailed above.


Second update ~ 23 July 2015


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    Family Name, Given Name
    01. Ackroyd Joyce
    02. Akita Prof. George
    03. Anderson Prof. Stephen John
    04. Auslin Michael R.
    05. Ayrton W.E.
    06. Barrett M. T.
    07. Beasley William G.
    08. Beauchamp E.
    09. Bennett Neville
    10. Beretta L.
    11. Biggart Ms. Claire
    12. Blacker Dr. Carmen
    13. Blum Paul C.
    14. Borton Hugh
    15. Boxer C.R.
    16. Buchanan D. C.
    17. Burdick Charles Burton
    18. Castañeda Manuel Uribe
    19. Chijiwa Dr. Yasuaki
    20. Clement Erneset Wilson
    21. Cohen A. M.
    22. Coulmas Florian J.
    23. Coville Cabot R.
    24. Cullen Prof. Louis
    25. Daniels F.J.
    26. de Becker E. V. A.
    27. Dolce Dr. Lucia
    28. Dooman Eugene H.
    29. Elisonas J. S. A.
    30. Emerson John K.
    31. Farrington Anthony
    32. Figgess Sir John
    33. Finch Roger
    34. Foucher A.
    35. Furness George A.
    36. Greene Robert
    37. Gundert Wilhelm
    38. Hackin J.
    39. Horiguchi Mihoko
    40. Huffman James
    41. Ike Nobutaka
    42. Ikuma Dan Nobutaka
    43. Imazeki Dr. Rokuya
    44. Ishii Yoneo
    45. Itani Zenichi
    46. James Jason Itani
    47. Johnson Linda
    48. Joly Jacques
    49. Kades C. L.
    50. Katō Genchi
    51. Katō Eileen
    52. Kishi Yasuyuki
    53. Kishibe Shigeo
    54. Kuiper J. Feenstra
    55. Labberton, van Hinloopen D.
    56. Levy Jr. Marion J.
    57. Liscutin Nicola
    58. Malm William P.
    59. Mayer Fanny Hagin
    60. McKeen Di Crocco V.
    61. McNelly Prof. Theodore
    62. Monnet Livia
    63. Morris Ivan Ira Esme
    64. Nakamura Naokatsu
    65. Nishi Ian H.
    66. Ōhe Shūzō
    67. Parish H. Carroll
    68. Pierson J.L.
    69. Plutschow Herbert
    70. Posdneeff Miss V.
    71. Querido A.
    72. Redman Sir Vere
    73. Ritchie Donald
    74. Robert Marcel
    75. Romieux J.
    76. Roussos Jason E. S.
    77. Sadler Arthur Lindsay
    78. Sakamaki S.
    79. Sansom Sir George Bailey
    80. Sawada S.
    81. Shimatsu Yoichi C.
    82. Shimizu Isamu
    83. Singer Dr. Kurt
    84. Sissons D.C.S. 85. Smith R. J.
    86. Smith Neil Skene
    87. Spencer R. S.
    88. Spinks Charles Nelson
    89. Statler Oliver
    90. Stramigioli Giuliana
    91. Tao Zhikun
    92. Teow Dr. See Heng
    93. Tokugawa Y.
    94. Totman Conrad
    95. Trotter Ms. Ann
    96. Tsuchiya T.
    97. Uyehara E.
    98. van Briessen Fritz
    99. van Gulik R. H.
    100. Wainright S. H.
    101. Wasson R. G.
    102. Waugh D. H.
    103. Wenck Gunther
    104. Wetherall William
    105. Whymant A. Neville J.
    106. Wildes H. E.
    107. Williams Harold Stannett
    108. Wilson & Colby R. & J.
    109. Wright David
    110. Yanai Hiroshi
    111. Zachert Herbert
    112. Zahl Karl F.
    113. Zolbrod Leon