Tag Archives: Edo period

Fun Link Friday: Cooking Edo Period Food šŸš

When in Japan, food is everything. What’s the local specialty? What’s the best omiyage? But have you stopped and wondered “What were people eating 200 years ago?” Well the Center for Open Data in the Humanities might be able to … Continue reading

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Resource: Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society

Those who are interested in art history or just a fan of early modern painting and prints can explore Late Hokusai: Thought, Technique, Society, an online bilingual research project centered on situating the artist Hokusai (1780-1849) in his social and … Continue reading

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Resource: Ukiyo-e.org

Ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock prints, hold an esteemed place as one of the most well-known and prolific Japanese arts, having exploded in popularity in the early modern period (1603-1868) and become a great source of inspiration to many artists overseas. The … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku

Parody, Irony and Ideology in the Fiction of Ihara Saikaku David J. Gundry, University of California, Davis The first monograph published in English on Ihara Saikakuā€™s fiction, David J. Gundryā€™s lucid, compelling study examines the tension reflected in key works … Continue reading

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Workshop: Early-modern Palaeography (kuzushiji, hentaigana et al.): Fourth Graduate Summer School at Cambridge

We are delighted to announce that the Fourth Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run from Monday 7 August to Saturday 19 AugustĀ  2017 at the University of Cambridge, Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Samurai Problems on Twitter

This July, a new Twitter account appeared, and began tweeting out incredible small-scale, everyday, “truth is stranger than fiction” sort of stories about life in Edo period Japan. I tried to commit a drowning love-suicide with a Shinagawa prostitute, but … Continue reading

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Workshop: Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography

The third Graduate Summer School in Japanese Early-modern Palaeography will run fromĀ 1 AugustĀ to 13 August 2016Ā at Emmanuel College (Cambridge, UK). We are now accepting applications. The deadline for submitting an applicationĀ isĀ 31 March 2016.Ā  The theme for 2016Ā is ‘EducationĀ andĀ Learning in Early-modern … Continue reading

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