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Japanese Collections "Double Header" on 10/5

All are welcome to two events featuring Yale Library’s Japanese collection treasures, tomorrow, Friday, 10/5!

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University.
10 a.m. to noon

The Tale of the Japanese Folding Screens: A Journey from Japan to Yale (and back).

Both events take place in the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library classrooms 38/39.

Further detail on both programs is below:

Symposium on the Pre-Modern Japanese Collections at Yale University
Date: October 5th, 2012
Time: 10 am -12 pm
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)
*Please note most presentations will be in Japanese

Presenters:
Ebara Masaharu - Greetings from the Director, Historiographical Institute University of Tokyo
Katherine Matsuura - Samuel Wells Williams family papers (From Manuscripts and Archives Collection, Presentation in English)
Takahashi Toshiko - Tōji goryō shōen toshō zōgen no koto (From Japanese Manuscript Collection)
Nishita Tomohiro - Bandai gōkan Japanese (From Japanese Manuscript Collection)
Matsuzawa Yoshiyuki – Documents in the Yale collection related to the Edo period nobility
Ouchi Hidenori - Tekagamij? (From YAJ Collection, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)

As part of a multi-year collaborative project with the University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute to study the remarkable collection of pre-modern historical documents assembled at Yale by Professor Asakawa Kan’ichi in the first half of the 20th century, we are pleased to announce a special symposium to be held at the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library from 10-12pm on Friday, October 5, 2012.


In addition to two brief presentations by scholars working on different aspects of Japanese special collections at Yale, members of a team of researchers from the Historiographical Institute, led by Professors Ebara Masaharu and Kondo Shigekazu, will speak about their work and recent findings in Yale's pre-modern document collections.

The Tale of the Japanese Folding Screens: A Journey from Japan to Yale (and back…)
Date: October 5th, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. with reception to follow
Place: Beinecke Rare and Manuscripts Library (Rm. 38 & 39)

Presenters:

Haruko Nakamura (East Asia Library): Harimaze Byobu: the Latest Chapter in Exploring Yale’s Japanese Treasures

Daniel Botsman (Dept. of History): The Harimaze Byobu and the Great Temples of Medieval Japan