Database JBAE - Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections

The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Grant for “Japan Studies Based on International Collaboration” Project “Research and Evaluation of Japanese Buddhist Art in European Museums”

A joint project by Hosei University Institute for International Japanese Studies and the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies of the University of Zurich

文部科学省「国際共同に基づく日本研究推進事業」採択「欧州博物館等保管の日本仏教美術品・及び資料の悉皆調査と それによる日本及び日本観の研究」

DATABASE: JBAE / 在欧博物館等保管日本仏教美術資料データベース


CONCEPT and DATABASE

In October 2010, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science awarded its grant for Japan Studies Based on International Collaboration to the project “Research and Evaluation of Japanese Buddhist Art in European Museums”, presented by Hosei University, Tokyo, in partnership with the Institute of East Asian Studies of the University of Zurich.

The project has been publishing numerous reports on collections in Europe. It is maintaining the database Japanese Buddhist Art in European Collections / 在欧博物館等保管日本仏教美術資料データベース

RESEARCH CONTENT

We conduct our research on the categories of sacral objects listed below.  The main focus is on Buddhism, but we include wider resources of religiosity such as Shinto that can be found in Japanese culture:

  1. Sculpture
  2. Painting
  3. Calligraphy and manuscripts (focus on hand-written material)
  4. Ritual implements
  5. Textiles
  6. Ofuda (including all types of printed amulets)

EXECUTING ORGANIZATION

SHIMATANI Hiroyuki

SHIMATANI Hiroyuki
Director general, Kyushu National Museum Link

Prof. Dr. Raji C. STEINECK

Prof. Dr. Raji C. STEINECK
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies, University of Zurich Link

Prof. Dr. OGUCHI Masashi

Prof. Dr. OGUCHI Masashi
Director, The Research Center for International Japanese Studies, Hosei University Tokyo Link

Tomoe I. M. STEINECK

Tomoe I. M. STEINECK
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies – Japanese Studies, University of Zurich Link