Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学

Book Display at the Library リレー展示

I was given the opportunity to recommend three books and have them put on display at the entrance to the library at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学. The ones I chose below connect to my interests in Japan’s sixteenth century, lexicography, and…

Historical Walk around Ise 伊勢の歴史散歩

This spring, a couple of the students (Miyuki and Kanon) from my seminar “History and Traditional Culture in Contemporary Japan” (現代日本の歴史と伝統文化ゼミ) at Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 made two videos introducing the city of Ise 伊勢市. Enjoy! Part 1 In this video,…

The Ise-Japan Program 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム 2016

This is the third year of the “Ise-Japan Program” 「伊勢」と日本スタディプログラム, a fully funded stay in Ise with lectures and field trips designed for graduate students (MA and PhD) and post-graduate researchers. The program is sponsored by Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 and…

Published A Journey through Time at Jingu

Today I received a copy of a translation that I just finished with the title A Journey through Time at Jingu. I’ve been working on it for a few months and it is nice to finally see it in print.…

Kōgakkan University: Calligraphy in the School Festival 皇學館大学:倉陵祭の作品

Every year around this time, Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学 holds its school festival, called the “Sōryōsai” 倉陵祭. This year, I submitted a piece of calligraphy to put on display with the calligraphy club’s works. It consists of two main characters written…

Kōgakkan: The Cherry Blossom Queen Pays a Visit 皇學館大学:全米さくらの女王が来学

Yesterday, the Cherry Blossom Queen 全米さくらの女王 came to Kōgakkan University 皇學館大学. I was there as an interpreter, and while we talked, we enjoyed drinking tea prepared by Mr. Asanuma 浅沼 (an Urasenke 裏千家 tea master) and his students. The event…

Calligraphy 書道 (Shodō)

I started practicing calligraphy when I first went to Japan in 1996. I can’t say that I ever developed much skill in the art, but I sure do enjoy it. This page has a few samples of things I’ve done…