Reading the prefaces to Hokusai's books (7)

8 August 2017

Japan section office, British Museum 10.00
Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto 18.00

For both Japanese and non-Japanese researchers, it is important to understand the meaning of texts as accurately as possible. If you really encounter an ambiguous word, you need to explore all relevant examples in order to gain a deeper understanding of it meaning and use in the Edo period. The Hokusai project has started regular study meetings to translate the prefaces of Hokusai books in collaboration with colleagues from Ritsumeikan University. 

© Trustees of the British Museum,  Ehon Saishikits  û   (Picture book:   How to Colour),  1979,0305,0.465 

© Trustees of the British Museum, Ehon Saishikitsû (Picture book: How to Colour), 1979,0305,0.465 

Ehon Saishikitsû 
(Picture book: 
How to Colour)

Tomoyo Arisawa (Osaka University)


Ryo Akama, Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Takaaki Kaneko, Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Yuko Kawauchi, Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Yoshitaka Yamamoto, Osaka University
Hanae Hirai, Osaka University
Tomoyo Arisaka, Osaka University
Manami Nakamura, Osaka University
Angus Lockyer, SOAS University of London
Ryoko Matsuba, SOAS University of London
Alfred Haft, Department of Asia, British Museum
Stephanie Santschi, Department of Asia, British Museum
Koto Sadamura, Freer and Sackler Galleries