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.

Holiday Offer E-mail

JASA Holiday SaleWhy not give JASA art books for the holidays? Several are available at special discounted rates until December 31: 
Designed for Pleasure
, $34 $20, and Eight Parts Full,  $25 $15. All prices include shipping in the United States. (Click on titles for more information.) To order, please contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com.

Now Available: Impressions 35

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

Impressions Volume 35

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!

December JASA Events

Suzuribako with Portrait of FujiwaraKano Tan'yu, 1602-1674, River and Sky in Evening Snow (detail), c. 1662-74, Members, please  join us on Wednesday, December 10, 6 p.m., at The Marymount School in New York City for our annual holiday party, as well as for Ink and Gold: Theme and Variation in the Art of the Kano, a talk by Felice Fischer, Senior Curator of East Asian Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. On Saturday, December 13, Professor Andrew Watsky will host a special tour for JASA members of the exhibition Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan at Princeton University.

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

Donate to JASA

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

JASA Lecture 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) 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 the tab or go directly to YouTube.  Click here to view Timothy Clark's recent lecture on shunga, presented in New York in November 2014.

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