At the Society for the study of Japonisme, we organise symposia 2 to 3 times a year (for members and student members), where applicants can present their research. Members who wish to participate, please send your name, correspondance (email address), title of the work (can be a pending title) and abstract (Japanese 1000 characters, English 2000 characters), together with the period in which they would like to present to the address below through email, FAX, or mail. Each application will be discussed at the board of directors. 

The Society for the Study of Japonisme 
2F Neo-Arakichō Bldg.
5-14 Arakichō 
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0007

Email Address:

Tel.: +81-3-3350-0363
Fax: +81-(0)3-3341-1830


Call for papers for the 8th Hatakeyama Symposium:   “Japonisme and Women”

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Venue: Takushoku University, Tokyo

Participation at the Symposium is limited to the members of the Society for the Study of Japonisme. If you are not a current member, you may apply for membership along with your submission to participate to the upcoming symposium. Once your membership is approved, you are allowed to present your paper at the symposium.

            The Society for the Study of Japonisme, together with the Ebara Hatakeyama Memorial Foundation, is pleased to announce the 8th annual Hatakeyama Symposium. The theme of this year’s symposium is "Japonisme and Women."

            It is well known that since the 17th century, many Western women have been attracted to the exotic objects brought from Far East, although their interests, as seen in their diaries and letters, have not always been carefully studied. Women, whether Western or Eastern, were frequently depicted as the subject of Japonist paintings, beginning with the famous painting La japonaise by Claude Monet. Furthermore, Japan itself was represented as "feminine" in some cases. These examples show the fact that women were at the core of Japonisme.

            The 8th Hatakeyama Symposium would like to stimulate discussion and advance research on the relationship between Japonisme and women. We would therefore like to welcome papers that explore a range of subjects where women play an important role as subject, object, or metaphor. Fpr those who are interested in participating, please send an abstract of your paper (up to 600 English words) as a Word or text document to by Tuesday July 10th, 2018. You will be notified of the decision by Friday August 10th.

            The symposium proceedings will be published after the event. The participants will be asked to submit a written version of the paper by Saturday November 24th, 2018, according to details that will be specified by the symposium’s organizing committee at a later date.