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28 May, Tuesday
Aba Eben Hall, Truman Institute



Opening Remarks and Introduction

Nissim Otmazgin, Hebrew University and Chair of the Israeli Association for Japanese Studies (IAJS)

Panel I - Ehon – Illustrated Books 

Chair: Cultural Attache  – Shimane Tomoaki (TBC)

  • Suzuki Jun, National Institute for Japanese Literature
絵本名義考 The Meaning of the Ehon
  • Evgeny Steiner, National Research University, School of Asian Studies, Moscow
Hokusai Manga and the Consummation of the Sino-Japanese Tradition of Pictorial Books
  • Alfred Haft, British Museum
             China in the Tokugawa World, Revisited: A Print by Suzuki Harunobu

Panel II – Ritual display

Chair: Ben Ami Shillony, Hebrew University
  • Yukio Lippit, Harvard University  
The Unstable Object of Ritual
  • Yuki Morishima, University of Pittsburgh
             Sennyūji Temple: Omission of Portraits of Japanese Empresses
  • Galit Aviman, Ben Gurion University and the Hebrew University
             Zen Paintings in Eighteenth Century Japan –Continuity or Change?


Panel III – Decoding the Production of Folding Screens

  • Mattew McKelway, Columbia University   
Reading Edo Rimpa
  • Kazuko Kameda-Madar, Hawaii Pacific University 
      Implied Stories in The Orchid Pavilion Gathering Folding Screen: Kano Sansetsu (1590-1651) and His Cultural Networks
  • Shalmit Bejarano, Hebrew University,
The Ideology of Auspiciousness

Panel IV – Rethinking Famous Places and Spatial Arrangements

Chair: Yagi Moris, SOAS
  • Ryoko Matsuba, Nanzen University  
Explication of a classical scene in Edo art: visual adaptations of “Toward the East” in Tales of Ise
  • Eva Machotka, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies, 
      From Space to Place: Politics of meisho in Hokusai’s Representation of Landscape
  • Monika Dix, Saginaw Valley State University 
Narrated spaces, spatial texts: The matrix of the Taima-dera Jikkai-zubyōbu
  • Irit Averbuch, Tel Aviv University

The Universe is a Kagura Stage:  Change and Continuity in Kagura Stage Construction

29 May, Wednesday
Aba Eben Hall,
Truman Institute


Panel V –Evaluating Iconographical Changes

Chair: Yael Bentor, Hebrew University
  • Sherry Fowler, Kansas University 
Butsuzōzui 仏像図彙and the Edo-Period Codification of Kannon
  • Naoko Gunji, Augustana college   
Heike Monogatai’s iconography during Edo
  • Ury Eppstein, Hebrew University
Music in Ukiyo-e

Panel VI - Continuity and Change in late Edo-period Woodblock-prints

Chair: Kinneret Noy, Hebrew University
  • Susanne Formaneck, Vienne University 
The Ukiyoe-zation of Games: On the Popularization of Elite Pastimes through their Transformation into Woodblock Prints
  • Sepp Linhart, Vienne University
From Heroes and Beauties to Funny Pictures: A Conspicuous Change in Commoners' Nishikie Taste
  • Alexandra Linster, Vienne University
Continuity and Change in Animal Depictions on Ukiyoe: The example of Kuniyoshi's Cat Pictures


Panel VII – Constructing Identities during the Bakumatsu

Chair: Gideon Shelach
  • Rosina Buckland, National Museum of Scotland 
Censorship and Innovation: The Precarious Balance of Bakumatsu Prints)
  • Ayelet Zohar, Tel Aviv University
Dromedaries on the Tokaido: Camel Images in Bakumatsu (1803-1861)
  • Rotem Kowner, Haifa University
European Visual Images of Japanese during the Edo Period: On Radical Transformation, Inaccuracies, and the Japanese Influence

Concluding Panel

Chair: Etty Gissis

"Oily Painting"

Published at: 27/02/2013

Hokusai Manga

Published at: 27/02/2013

Sennyūji Temple

Published at: 27/02/2013

Reading Edo Rimpa

Published at: 27/02/2013

Orchid Pavilion

Published at: 27/02/2013
Number of pages: 3
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