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JASA iconThe Japanese Art Society of America (JASA) promotes the study and appreciation of Japanese art. Founded in 1973 as the Ukiyo-e Society of America by collectors of Japanese prints, JASA's mission has expanded to include related fields of Japanese art. Through its annual lectures, seminars and other events, the Society provides a dynamic forum in which members can exchange ideas and experiences with experts about traditional and contemporary arts of Japan.

Now Available: Impressions 35

To preview Impressions Volume 35 , view the Table of Contents.

Impressions Volume 35

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Uear of the HorseJASA sends best wishes for 2014, the Year of the Horse, and welcomes your tax-deductible gift.

The JASA Store Is Open!

JASA memberships and renewals—as well as Impressions  current and back issues, subscriptions and other publications—can now be purchased online through PayPal, by credit card or direct debit.  Stop by the JASA Store today!

October JASA Events

Terry Milhaupt Book KimonoMembers, join us on Wednesday, October 8, for autumn maple viewing and  a tea ceremony at Kykuit, the Rockefeller family estate in Tarrytown.  On Sunday, October 19, at 5:15 p.m., a tribute to Terry Satsuki Milhaupt will be held at The Marymount School in New York, in honor of her book Kimono: A Modern History.

For details and to reserve a place, see our Calendar of Events.

JASA Board Member Collection at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem

The Israel Museum in Jerusalem is hosting the exhibit “Unfolding Worlds: Japanese Screens from the Gitter-Yelen Collection” through the end of November. JASA Board member Kurt Gitter received the Distinguished Service Award from the United States–Japan Foundation in April. An international two-day symposium will be held in Jerusalem from October 20 to 21. Click here to read more about Kurt Gitter and Alice Yelen, their collection, and the exhibit.

A number of JASA’s fall-winter 2014 events will be announced soon! In the meantime, also check out these Museum Exhibitions and Gallery Shows.

Database Lecture Online

In New York on May 1,  JASA member John Resig demonstrated the use of of the Ukiyo-e.org Japanese woodblock print database and search engine, a new tool for ukiyo-e researchers, scholars, and collectors that simplifies print research. Click here to view a video of his lecture, The Floating World at Your Finger Tips.

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