Put a spring in your step

Spring is upon us! No, really. Yes, it’s cold and there’s possible snow forecast. Yes, spring begins 20th March. But we’re talking about Japanese spring. Tomorrow (2nd February) is Setsubun (節分), the day before the beginning of spring in the traditional Japanese calendar. Setsubun has been celebrated since the 8th century, and there are aContinue reading “Put a spring in your step”

Nara to Norwich, Nibbles, and News

Today (25th January), Professor Simon Kaner will be giving an online lecture at UCL’s Institute of Archaeology about SISJAC’s new project, Nara to Norwich: Art and Belief at the Ends of the Silk Roads, 500 – 1000 CE. Working with colleagues at the British Museum, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, University of Seoul,Continue reading “Nara to Norwich, Nibbles, and News”

Olympic Doubt and Pokémon turns 25

Hello! This is Chris Hayes from the Sainsbury Institute here, delivering you my first weekly post, where I share with you interesting tidbits from Japan/the world of Japanese Studies. Back in September, the vice-president of the International Olympic Committee stated that the Tokyo Olympics would go ahead “with or without Covid”. Now, things are lookingContinue reading “Olympic Doubt and Pokémon turns 25”

UEA Virtual PG Open Days, 18 – 21 January

Next week, the UEA is holding virtual open days for its postgraduate courses, including our MA Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies. The Open Days run from Monday 18 to Thursday 21 January and can be joined at any time.