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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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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: email@example.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.
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