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.

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.

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!

February JASA Events

Felix TikotinOn Wednesday, February 4, join us in New York City for a screening of the documentary Tikotin: A Life Devoted to Japanese Art at the Marymount School.

Members will meet in California for our San Francisco tour of three exhibitions at the Asian Art Museum on February 20 (just two spots left!), with an optional day trip to the Clark Center in Hanford on February 21 (five spots left).

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

Now Available: Impressions 35

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

Impressions Volume 35

Special Offer

Support the Japanese Art Society and your favorite college, university, museum or public library! Click here for a special offer for Impressions, the Society's annual journal on Japanese art.

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