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Workshop on Japanese Old and Rare Books in the Honolulu Museum of Art 2017 (Kotenseki Workshop at HoMA 2017): Dr. Yuichiro Imanishi 今西祐一郎

The Kotenseki Workshop at the Honolulu Museum of Art (HoMA) 2017 sponsored by the University of Hawaii at Manoa East Asian Languages & Literatures (EALL), UHM Library, HoMA, and the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) was held on February 17,

Profile of Dr. Imanishi プロフィール


Dr. Yuichiro Imanishi graduated from Kyoto University in 1969. He has taught at Kyoto University, and Kyushu University. After he retired from the Executive Vice President of Kyushu University, he was appointed as the Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) in 2009. He is a well-known scholar on “Kagero Nikki (Kagero Diary) ” and “Genji Monogatari (Tale of Genji) " 


About NIJL 国文研

The National Institute of Japanese Literature (NIJL) 国文学研究資料館 (国文研) is Japan’s largest inter-university research institute for humanities. With its deep resources (more than 300,000 pre-modern titles) and groups of well-known scholars & researchers, it has been engaged in numerous projects impacting the Japanese humanities field since the 1970s. In recent years, NIJL has focused on the “project to build an international collaborative research network for pre-modern Japanese texts,” initiated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In North America, NIJL has begun to collaborate with universities such as the University of British Columbia, UC Berkeley, and Columbia University.

Selected Bibliography

Dr. Yuichiro Imanishi has written books and articles on Japanese literature, especially on the Japanese classical literature such as the Tale of Genji, Diary of Kagero, etc.The followings are his selected publications: