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.

February JASA Events

Morimura Ray (b1948), Woodblock, Teahouse With Morning Glory, Courtesy of The Tolman Collection

JASA members, please join us Wednesday, February 7, at the Marymount School in New York City for a talk on the oldest extant sculpture, Prince Shōtoku at Age Two, known as “The Sedgwick Shōtoku” (circa 1292), presented by Rachel Saunders, Ph.D., of the Harvard Art Museums.

Then on February 10 and 11, head to Pasadena, California, with us for visits to the Los Angeles Fine Print Fair and the Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden and gallery. Space is limited to 15, so please sign up by February 3.

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

Award Winner!

We are proud to announce that, in October 2017, Impressions 38 received prestigious Honorable Mentions from Folio: magazine for both the Eddie and the Ozzie Awards for design as well as for editorial content in an international field of professional journals.

JASA Welcomes Your Donations

Year of the Rooster, 2017

It's not too late to celebrate the Year of the Rooster! JASA welcomes your tax-deductible gift for 2017.

Image shown: Rooster, Hen and Chicken with Spiderwort (ca. 1830-33). Katsushika Hokusai; 9 x 11½ inches, ink and color on paper. The Francis Lathrop Collection, Purchase, Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911. Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Now Available: 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Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, DiscoveryThis provocative unpublished memoir came to light when noted Asian art dealer Robert Hatfield Ellsworth died at age 85 in 2014. Discovery will be mailed to JASA members, as a companion issue of Impressions 38. Additional copies can be ordered for $28 each within the U.S. ($50 overseas)  through japaneseartsoc@yahoo.com or visit our JASA Store.

We’re on Instagram!

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Chino Kaori Prize

Elizabeth Self, at the University of Pittsburgh, has won the 2016 Chino Kaori Memorial Prize for her essay  “A Mausoleum Fit for a Shogun’s Wife: The Two Seventeenth-Century Mausolea for Sugen-in.” (Click on the title for an abstract and the complete essay.)  This Japan Art History Forum prize recognizes outstanding graduate student scholarship in Japanese art history. The prize was established in 2003 in memory of our distinguished colleague Chino Kaori, and is awarded annually to the best research paper written in English on a Japanese art history topic. JASA awarded $1,000 to this year‘s winner (and will over the next four winners) and the University of Hawai‘i Press gives $400 in books from its catalog. The winner also receives a complimentary two-year membership to JAHF.

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