2010 - 2011 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of
Japanese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, USA.
2005 - 2010 Ph.D. Department of the Arts, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev,
Dissertation title: Mentality of Freedom in the Art Work of the Monk-Painters
Hakuin Ekaku and Sengai Gibon.
2004 - M.A. in Japanese Art History, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
Thesis title: Zenga and the Master Zen painter - Sengai Gibon.
2002 - Monbusho Research Fellow, (Japanese Art History), Kyoto University,
1999 - B.A. in Japanese Studies, Department of Asian and African Studies,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (cum laude).
Awards and Scholarships
2010 – 2011 - Yad-Hanadiv Foundation: Rothschild Postdoctoral Fellowship
2005 – 2010 - Kreitman Foundation Fellowships (Doctoral Fellowship)
2000 – 2005 Monbusho (Japanese Government Ministry of Culture and
1999 – Award for Scholastic Excellence, Hebrew University