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

JASA Holiday SaleWhy not give JASA art books this holiday season? Several are available at special discounted rates until December 31:  Designed for Pleasure, $34 $20, and Rare Correspondence: Letters from Harry Packard to Edwin Grabhorn: 1950-64,  $25 $15. To order, please visit our JASA Store or contact Christy Laidlaw at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com.

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.

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

We hope to see all JASA members on Monday, December 14, at The Marymount School in New York for our annual holiday party! Our celebration includes a talk by  Matthew R. Welch, Ph.D., Deputy Director and Chief Curator, Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA), on  Fast Forward: Japanese Art at MIA and Beyond.

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

Special Edition

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. To order additional copies, visit the JASA Store, or print and fill out the Publications Order Form.

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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