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In Search of the Multiple Origins of Namban Lacquer

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Title:International Symposium  In Search of the Multiple Origins of Namban Lacquer
Dates & Time:March 4th(Sat.) & 5th(Sun.) 2017 10:30-17:00(Open 10:00)
Venue:Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

Map:http://www.tobunken.go.jp/english/gaiyo/map.html
Organizer:Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tobunken)
Language:in Japanese with English translation
Reception:on 4th evening (free of charge)
Excursion:only for foreign participants on 6th morning at Meguro Gajoen (free of charge)
Application:Use the entry form on this web page

Inquiry:by e-mail to

e-mail:kjkenkyukai@to bunken.go.jp
International Symposium Proceedings, Revised Edition 'In Search of Namban Lacquer'(PDF、6.41MB)




Program:
March 4th (Sat.)
◎Section I; Recognition of Problems and Setting
 10:35―11:15 Koji Kobayashi (Tobunken)
 Prologue: In search of the multiple origins of Namban lacquer – Recognition of problems and setting
◎Section II; Historical and Geographical Backgrounds surrounding Namban Lacquer
 11:15―11:55 Dr. Mihoko Oka(University of Tokyo, Historiographical Institute)
 Record of objects related to Namban lacquer as mentioned in old Portuguese documents with focus on
 Colóquios dos Simples e Drogas da India (1563) by Garcia da Orta
 13:30―14:10 Masako Miyzato (Urasoe Art Museum)
 Urushi culture of the old Ryukyu period – urushi art of the Great Trade Era
 14:10―14:40 Koji Kobayashi (Tobunken) & Dr. Kunio Yoshida (University Museum, University of Tokyo)
 Production age of Namban lacquer
◎ Section III; Materials and Techniques Used for Namban Lacquer
(1)Urushi and Adhesive
 15:00―15:40 Dr. Takayuki Honda (Meiji University, School of Science and Technology)
 Urushi and adhesive used for Namban lacquer
 15:40―16:20 Dr. Kunio Yoshida (University Museum, University of Tokyo)
 Provenance of urushi for Namban lacquer based on Sr isotope analysis (tentative)
(2)Wood
 16:20―17:00 Dr. Shuichi Noshiro (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
 Wood used for Namban lacquer


March 5th (Sun.)
◎Section III; Materials and Techniques Used for Namban Lacquer
(3)Shell, Rayskin
 10:35―11:15 Dr. Taiji Kurozumi (Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba)
 Observations on shells used for Namban lacquer
 11:15―12:05 Dr. Christine Guth (V&A Museum)
 Rayskin in Japanese Lacquer of the late 16th and early 17th Centuries
◎Section IV; Namban Lacquer – Tradition and Exogenous Elements, Influence and Diffusion
 13:20―14:00 Toshihiko Suekane (Tokyo National Museum)
 On metal fittings with Japanese elements in the 17th century
 14:00―14:50 Ulrike Körber (University of Évora, CHAIA / Laboratório HERCULES)
 Lacquered Luso-Asian furniture of Indian or Chinese origins, closely related with Namban lacquer
 14:50―15:30 Dr. Yoshimi Kamiya (Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Technology Research Institute)
 Shape and material of gold lines decorating Namban lacquer (tentative)
◎Section V; Overall Discussion and Comments
 15:50―16:55 Discussion and Comments




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