Reading letters by Hokusai and Oi (2)

31 March 2017

Percival David Study Room, Department of Asia, British Museum 10.00
Osaka University, Osaka 18.00
Gakushuin University, Tokyo 18.00

The Hokusai project combines scholarly inquiry into a focused set of research questions with the creation of an innovative bilingual online resource for Hokusai research. Our goal is to enhance our understanding of how Hokusai's art was animated by his thought and faith. To analyze Hokusai’s thought, we propose to draw on the evidence of his artwork, together with his own words as found in his book prefaces, letters and other material. The project is supporting regular online study meetings with Japanese scholars to read and translate letters by Hokusai and his daughter Oi into English. This work will enable us to reveal the networks that linked Hokusai to collaborators, pupils, patrons, and the public.

Kamiyama Kumasaburo letters

Presenter: Yoshitaka Yamamoto (Osaka University)


Arata Shimao, Gakushuin University
Mamiko Ito, Gakushuin University
Mai Nakazawa, Gakushuin University
Ran Kamiya, Gakushuin University
Fumiko Kobayashi, Hosei University
Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Osaka University
Angus Lockyer, SOAS University of London
Ryoko Matsuba, SOAS University of London
Tim Clark, Department of Asia, British Museum
Alfred Haft, Department of Asia, British Museum
Stephanie Santschi, British Museum