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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.


 
August JASA Events

LACMA

JASA members, join us for a special excursion to Southern California to view a diverse array of Japanese art currently on exhibition. The program begins on Friday, August 11, in San Diego for a full day of activities in Balboa Park, including the Mingei International Museum and the San Diego Museum of Art. On Saturday, August 12, we will travel to Los Angeles to see the magnificent collection of Japanese cloisonné objects at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

The trip is limited to 15 people. For more details and to reserve a place, see our Calendar of Events.

 
Award Winners!

On October 31, 2016, Impressions 37 received Honorable Mention in the Folio: Eddie Awards for the best in print editorial in the Full Issue category. Rare Correspondence: Letters from Harry Packard to Edwin Grabhorn 1950–64, the supplementary issue of Impressions 36, received Honorable Mention in the Folio: Ozzie Awards for the best in magazine design in the Overall Design category.

 
JASA Welcomes Your Donations!

Year of the Rooster, 2017

JASA sends best wishes for 2017, the Year of the Rooster, and welcomes your tax-deductible gift.

Image shown: Rooster, Hen and Chicken with Spiderwort (ca. 1830-33). Katsushika Hokusai; 9 x 11½ inches, ink and color on paper. The Francis Lathrop Collection, Purchase, Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
 
We’re on Instagram!

InstagramFollow JASA on Instagram at www.instagram.com/JapaneseArtSoc.

 
Now Available: Impressions 38

Impressions Volume 38

With more than 210 full-color pages, Impressions 38 features the story of Tokyo art dealer Tajima Mitsuru, the hunt for kimono by Elizabeth Wilson of Asiatica, as well as essays by Henry Smith, Lonny Gordon, Lori van Houten and much more. To preview Impressions 38, view the Table of Contents.

 
Chino Kaori Prize

Elizabeth Self, at the University of Pittsburgh, has won the 2016 Chino Kaori Memorial Prize for her essay  “A Mausoleum Fit for a Shogun’s Wife: The Two Seventeenth-Century Mausolea for Sugen-in.” (Click on the title for an abstract and the complete essay.)  This Japan Art History Forum prize recognizes outstanding graduate student scholarship in Japanese art history. The prize was established in 2003 in memory of our distinguished colleague Chino Kaori, and is awarded annually to the best research paper written in English on a Japanese art history topic. JASA awarded $1,000 to this year‘s winner (and will over the next four winners) and the University of Hawai‘i Press gives $400 in books from its catalog. The winner also receives a complimentary two-year membership to JAHF.

 
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