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ISHIGAMI Aki

ISHIGAMI Aki

  • Specialized Field(s)
    Early modern cultural history
  • Current Research Themes
    I am compiling a database of early modern illustrated encyclopedias, mainly the Kinmōzui published in 1666 (Kanbun 6). I also hold regular seminars for the study of the Shōtoku hinagata, a kimono pattern book created by the Kyoto ukiyo-e artist Nishikawa Sukenobu, to discuss the patterns, designs, weaves, and dyeing methods.
  • Keywords for Research
    Nishikawa Sukenobu, Pattern books of Kimono, Publication, Shunga, Cultural exchange, Database
Education
  • 2002
    B.A., Undergraduate School of Letters (JapaneseLiterature), Ritsumeikan University
  • 2005
    M.A., Graduate School of Letters (JapaneseLiterature), Ritsumeikan University
  • 2008
    Ph.D., Graduate School of Letters (JapaneseLiterature), Ritsumeikan University
Professional Experience
  • 2008
    Postdoctral fellow, Ritsumeikan University Digital Humanities Center For Japanese Arts and Cultures
  • 2011
    Project Curator of the Japanese section in the Department of Asia, The British Museum
  • 2012
    Postdoctral Fellow, Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Research Organization
  • 2015
    Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
  • 2018
    Project Assistant Professor, The Center for Transdisciplinary Innovation, The National Institutes for the Humanities, and concurrently Specially Appointed Assistant Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Degree(s)
  • 2008
    Ph.D. (Literature), Ritsumeikan University
Achievements
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Books
  • 『へんてこな春画』、青幻舎、京都、2016年2月
  • 『日本の春画・艶本研究』、平凡社、東京、2015年2月
  • (A Study of Shunga and Ehon: Traditions of Eroticism in Japanese Art, Heibonsha, Tokyo, February 2015)
Co-authored Books
  • (edit) Timoth Clark, C.Andrew Gerstle, Aki Ishigami, Akiko Yano Shunga: sex and pleasure in Japanese art, The British Museum Press, London, September 2013
Articles
  • “The reception of Shunga in the Modern Era: From Meiji to the Pre-WWⅡ Years,” Japan Review 26, September 2013
Academic Society Membership
  • European Association for Japanese Studies
  • International Ukiyo-e Society
  • The Association for the Study of Cultural Resources