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The Japan Association for the promotion of Arts | Project

21th July 2012
Saturday, 29th September 2012
The open seminar of Japanese culture is held in Leiden
Japanese Art Seminar, Leiden

Co-hosted: Leiden University - The Japan Association for the Promotion of Arts (JAPA)
THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences
Lecturer: Professor Saito Norihiko
*The Lecture will be in Japanese and interpreted into English.

Greeting

@The Japan Association for the Promotion of Art and Culture (JAPA) was established in 1981 with the objectives to promote far and wide interaction in fine arts, to foster creative activities founded on the traditions of Japanese culture, as well as to exchange works of art with other foreign countries that will contribute to the improvement and development of the culture of fine arts in Japan.
@With this aim in mind, this association has been carrying out various activities. Regarding international exchange in the culture of fine arts, we have held Japanese Art Program at Leiden University (the oldest faculty of Japanese studies in Europe was founded in 1855) in the Netherlands from 2005, and have sent artists as lectures. We held the Program that covered history, theory and practice side comprehensively in some fields of Japanese art in Leiden University to promote understanding of Japanese art in foreign countries. This project brings about great success and will hold the 6th lecture "Japanese painting -sumi and coloring" in September this year.
@From this time, the Japanese Art Seminar is held for a target exceeding the student of the faculty of Japanese studies for the purpose of understanding of the Japanese culture to wide range of people. Japanese culture is more widely introduced through traditional fine arts of Japan. From Japan, Prof. SAITO Norihiko (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting) is dispatched as a lecturer.
@The Japanese Art Seminar opened to also outside the campus is sure that it becomes a precious opportunity to deepen understanding of Japanese culture. We welcome widely people to participate in this seminar.

Spring mountain
“Spring mountain”
Japanese PaingtingFSaito Norihiko
JAPANESE ART SEMINAR
"Act of Looking, Act of Painting" - The changes of Art and Artist -
This world and its reflection in the retina is not same as it is understood through the imposition of temporal and cultural context or personal memory." Reflecting upon his experiences as a painter, Prof. Saito will talk about traditional concepts of beauty in Japan.
œTime and date 29th of September, 14.00-17.00
œPlace Siebold House Japan Museum, Rapenburg 19, 2311 GE Leiden
œProgram

14.00-15.30 Talk
15.30-16.00 Q&A
16.00-17.00 Drinks
*The Lecture will be in Japanese and interpreted into English.

œLecturer

SAITO Norihiko (Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Japanese Painting)

œCo-hosted Leiden University - The Japan Association for the Promotion of Arts (JAPA)
œGrant THE JAPAN FOUNDATION, Grant Program for Intellectual Exchange Conferences / Canon Foundation in Europe
œSupport Embassy of Japan in the Netherlands
œCooperation Honorary Consulate General of Japan, Rotterdam-Japan Club, Siebold Society
œFee Attending is free of charge but pre-registration is required. Please RSVP to: info@sieboldhuis.org with your name and e-mail address, and the purport of participation.
* Related Article
EProfile of Prof. Saito Norihiko

E"History of The Japan Association for the Promotion of Arts" Author: Owada Hisashi, Honorary Chairman of the Foundation and President of International Court of Justice (Japanese version)

E2005- Japanese Art Program, Leiden University

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The Japan Association for the Promotion of Arts (JAPA)
Contact Person: Kagaya Sanae  (Secretary-general)
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