The 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 You a Happy New Year!
JASA sends best wishes for 2016, the Year of the Monkey, and welcomes your tax-deductible gift.
Image shown: “The Monkey King Songokū,” from the Chinese novel Journey to the West, by Yashima Gakutei (1786?–1868), Surimono, probable date 1824; 20.6 x 18.3 cm; H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929; photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Now Available: Impressions 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 Lectures Online
JASA 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.
JASA members, join us on a one-day excursion to Los Angeles to see an
important Japanese print exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of
Art and two fascinating Japanese photography shows at the Getty
Then at the Marymount School in New York on Thursday, February 18, Marjorie Williams of theCleveland Museum of Art will discuss Japanese art and Sherman E. Lee’s legacy as a connoisseur, scholar and museum director.
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. To order additional copies, visit the JASA Store, or print and fill out the Publications Order Form.
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!