This is an archival site for the Joint Events 2013 between the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and the National Museum of Japanese Studies (Rekihaku). In this page, the following information is available:
Curators - Dr. John Szostak and Mr. Travis Seifman
Take a brief tour
@ UHM Art Gallery
Picturing the Ryukyus: Images of Okinawa in Japanese Artworks from the UH Sakamaki/Hawley Collection
The exhibit features four rare scrolls, two of which are depicting the 1671 and 1710 Ryukyuan embassy processions to Edo, one rare accordion book on manners and customs of the Ryukyus, and several selected woodblock prints on the procession. The four scrolls and one accordion book will be displayed in their entirety for the first time. In addition, digitally enhanced images highlighting points of interest will be created and displayed along with the scrolls.
University of Hawaii at Manoa and National Museum of Japanese History Joint event
UHM Library collections of art depicting emissaries from the Ryukyu Kingdom was exhibited in Japan, titled “Early Modern Japan through Parades: Samurai, Aliens, Festivals," from October 26 through December 9, 2012. When the works returned to UH, an exhibit and symposium gave Hawai‘i audiences a firsthand look. The Joint Symposium Interpreting Parades and Processions of Edo Japan was successfully held on Feb. 11, 2013 at the UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium.
The Public Lecture was successfully concluded. Thank you very much for your attendance and support.
Campus Map (CKS) @ UHM Center for Korean Studies Auditorium
Discovering Historical Parades and Processions from China, Korea, and Ryukyu during the Edo Period
Dr. Hiroshi Kurushima, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History, Japan
Early Modern Japan through Parades
Dr. Manabu Yokoyama, Professor, Notre Dame Seishin University, Japan
Relations between Japan & Kingdom of the Ryukyus: Roles of Ryukyuan Envoys
Dr. Gregory Smits, Associate Professor, Pennsylvania State University
Ryukyu and its Geo-cultural Context
Dr. John Szostak, Associate Professor, UHM Art Department & Mr. Travis Seifman, PhD student, University of California Santa Barbara
Views of Ryukyu: Paintings and Prints in the Hamilton Library Collection