Welcome to JASA

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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.

Check Your Mailbox!

Rare Correspondence: Packard-Grabhorn Rare Correspondence, the companion issue to Impressions 36, has been sent to 2015 JASA members. The publication features letters from the art dealer Harry Packard to his client, the print collector Edwin Grabhorn, from 1950 to 1964.

Note: Members who joined or renewed up until June 2015  (for the January–December 2015 membership year) will receive this issue free as part of their membership. JASA members can order additional copies for $38. It is also available to nonmembers for $50. To order, visit the JASA Store, or print and fill out the Publications Order Form.

JASA Lectures Online

JClark lecture ShungaASA has now begun an initiative to record JASA lectures when possible. JASA member John Resig—creator of Ukiyo-e.org, the Japanese woodblock print database and search engine,  a new tool for ukiyo-e researchers, scholars, and collectors that simplifies print research—has volunteered to record audio of a selection of these lectures and combine it with the slides used by the presenter.  These videos can be watched by anyone interested in Japanese art and culture, and from anywhere in the world.  As a lecture is completed. it will be announced on the website and viewers can click on a link view it on YouTube.

In New York in May 2014, John Resig demonstrated the use of the Ukiyo-e.org  search engine. Click here to view a video of his lecture, The Floating World at Your Finger Tips.

Click here to view Timothy Clark's lecture on shunga, presented in New York in November 2014.

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

For a New World to Come photo exhibitJASA members, please join us at 4:30 p.m. October 26 for a private tour of the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 at the Japan Society. For more details and to reserve a place, see our Calendar of Events.

All places have been filled for our October 14 trip to the Japanese garden at Kykuit, the October 22 tour of Celebrating the Arts of Japan: The Mary Griggs Burke Collection, and our October 29 to 31 visit to Minneapolis, but you can still add your name to the waiting lists.

Now Available: Impressions 36

Impressions Volume 36

With 298 full-color pages, Impressions 36 features interviews with Sylvan Barnet, Robert Feinberg, Shawn Eichman and Stephen Salel, and John Carpenter, as well as essays on lacquer, Kabuki, Godzilla Mashiko, the JASA colloquium, John Rosenfield, and James Cahill. Also includes eight exhibition and book reviews. To preview Impressions Volume 36 , view the Table of Contents.

JASA Wishes Everyone a Happy New Year!

2015, Year of the SheepJASA sends best wishes for 2015, the Year of the Sheep, and welcomes your tax-deductible gift.

Image shown: “Two Russians and Sheep,” Hashimoto Sadahide (1807–1873), woodblock print, 1860; courtesy of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.

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