Welcome to JASA

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JASA iconThe Japanese Art Society of America (JASA) promotes the study and appreciation of Japanese art. Founded in 1973 as the Ukiyo-e Society of America by collectors of Japanese prints, JASA's mission has expanded to include related fields of Japanese art. Through its annual lectures, seminars and other events, the Society provides a dynamic forum in which members can exchange ideas and experiences with experts about traditional and contemporary arts of Japan.

Now Available: Impressions 39, Part One

Impression 39 (2018), Part 1 Part One of Impressions 39 (2018), a special double issue of the journal, is on its way to JASA members! (Part Two will be published by the end of this year.) The first volume features an essay on the Meiji-period artist Asai Chu by Donald Jenkins; a remarkable memoir by James Freeman, an American dealer who lived and worked in Kyoto for forty years; Louise Cort’s frank evaluation of ceramics collected by Charles Freer; Naomi Pollock’s selection of young Japanese designers; Yao Wu’s celebration of a newly discovered Sesshu; a book review by Alison Miller; an interview with Kurt Gitter; and two tributes to our late, beloved Impressions designer, Dana Levy. Copies can also be ordered through the JASA Store or our online Publications Order Form.

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth’s DISCOVERY

Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, DiscoveryThis provocative unpublished memoir came to light when noted Asian art dealer Robert Hatfield Ellsworth died at age 85 in 2014. Copies can be ordered for $28 within the U.S., or $50 overseas, at japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or through the JASA Store.

We’re on Instagram!

InstagramFollow JASA on Instagram at www.instagram.com/JapaneseArtSoc.

March JASA Events

JASA members, please join us on March 6, 13 and 20 for a three-part lecture series on The Poetry of Nature in Japanese Art, presented by JASA Board Member John T. Carpenter at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Aoki Japanese Lacquer

On Sunday, March 18, JASA’s annual meeting, held at at the Japan Society in New York City, will follow a lecture by Andreas Marks, Ph.D., on Hard Bodies: Contemporary Japanese Lacquer Sculpture, on view at the Minneapolis Institute of Art until June 24.

For more details and to reserve a place, see our Calendar of Events.

JASA Welcomes Your Donations

Year of the Dog, 2018

As we celebrate the Year of the Dog, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to JASA in 2018!

Image shown: Puppies among Bamboo in the Snow, 1784. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Fund (M.58.9.1-.2). Photo (detail) © Museum Associates/LACMA.
Give a JASA Membership

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Now it’s easy for members to give a JASA membership as a unique and special gift! Visit the JASA Store to give the gift of Japanese art to someone you care about!

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