International Cultural Exchange Projects 25th International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties:Japanese Musical Instruments – Toward a New Organology

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International Cultural Exchange Projects 25th International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties:Japanese Musical Instruments – Toward a New Organology

Organized by the Department of Performing Arts, this symposium, held in 2001, served as a venue for the presentation and discussion of research into Japanese instruments from various angles, including artistic craftsmanship and iconographic perspectives in addition to the conventional approach of musical instruments as tools for producing sound, and the restoration and exhibition of antique instruments.

program

【Keynote Speech】

  1. Toward A New Organology -A Voice from the Musical Archaeology
    KASAHARA Kiyoshi (University of the Air)
  2. Organology and The Museum Environment:Interpreting Japanese Musical Instruments in the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Ken MOORE(Metropolitan Museum)

【Session 1】

  1. The Shape of Wagon and Its Changes
    NOGAWA Mihoko (TNRICP)
  2. The Body of the Tsuzumi Once Owned by Masuda Donno ‐ Possiblity of Its Being the Shino‐tsuzumi Formerly of Todaiji
    TAKAKUWA Izumi (TNRICP)
  3. Biwa: Their Types and Changes
    KOMODA Haruko (Ochanomizu University)
  4. Old Style Shakuhachi and the Characteristics of Its Performance
    SHIMURA Satoshi (Osaka University of Arts)

【Session 2】

  1. Images of “Dance” and “Music” in the Mural Paintings of Dunhuang: An Art Historian’s View of Musical Iconography
    KATSUKI Genichiro (TNRICP)
  2. Depictions of gaku : some remarks on the possibilities and limitations of musical iconography in historical research on the traditional music of Japan
    Steven G. NELSON (Kyoto City University of Arts)
  3. The Shinzei Kogaku-zu re-examined
    David WATERHOUSE (Toronto University)
  4. Musical instruments in Ukiyoe
    Onno MENSINK (Municipal Museum of Haag)

【Session 3】

  1. Makie Decorations on Tsuzumi
    KATO Hiroshi (TNRICP)
  2. Preservation and Restoration of Musical Instruments of Shoso-in
    KIMURA Norimitsu (Kyoto City University of Arts)
  3. Makie So of Kasuga Taisha, a National Treasure, and Three Black-Lacquered Tsuzumi Bodies
    KITAMURA Syosai (Artist)

【Session 4】

  1. Japanese Musical Instruments in the Grassi-Museum
    Eszter FONTANA (Museum of Leipzig University)
  2. Gagaku Instruments of Ii Family, the Lord of Hikone
    SAITO Nozomu (Hikone Castle Museum)

Exhibit of instruments owned by the Tokyo National Museum

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A five-stringed biwa from the Shosoin collection

 

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A kugo harp restored in the Meiji Era

 

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