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Shōsō-in Imperial Treasures and their Replicas - Presentation by Prof. Yuko Lippit of Harvard University

  • Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Malott Room, KU Memorial Union, Lawrence, KS

Digital Replicas of Traditional Art in Japan; Curator’s Perspectives

Shōsō-in Imperial Treasures and their Replicas

Presentation by Prof Yukio Lippit, Harvard University

Replica Red Sandalwood Five-String Biwa Lute with Mother-of-Pearl Decoration 

1:00 pm Malott Room, KU Memorial Union, 6th Floor

Followed by a reception at Spencer Museum of Art 

Free - all are welcome

Yukio Lippit, Professor of the History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University, will highlight advanced techniques being used in Japan to create replicas from the Shōsō-in, an imperial treasury located near the Tōdaiji monastery in Nara, Japan.  The Treasury houses over 9,000 objects and ancient documents dating to the eighth century and earlier.

This program is supported by a grant from the the National Association of Japan-America Societies, Inc., with the support of the United States-Japan Foundation (USJF).

Organized by the Heart of America Japan-America Society in conjunction with the Spencer Museum of Art as well as being sponsored by the Kress Foundation Department of Art History and the Center for East Asian Studies, The University of Kansas.



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