Research Organization

Research Topic A) Study of the Siebold Family Collection and Other Materials Collected in Japan and Taken Overseas in the Nineteenth Century

(1) National Museum of Japanese History

Supervision: Hiroshi Kurushima --> Kaori Hidaka (Principal Investigator / Professor, National Museum of Japanese History)

Research Topics and Co-Investigators:

A. Creation of an illustrated catalog of the Siebold Collection at Five Continents Museum (formerly State Museum of Ethnology), in Munich
(Kaori Hidaka, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History)

B. Creation of an illustrated catalog of Japan collections in the Netherlands (e.g. Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden)
(Hiro'o Aoyama, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History)

C. Collection of basic location information for Japanese collections in North America and Europe (UK, France, Germany, Switzerland)
(Junichi Okubo, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History)

D. Investigation and implementation of methods of "information sharing" of overseas Japan-related materials for the purposes of intercultural exchange
(Fumio Adachi, Professor, National Museum of Japanese History)

E. Creation of general catalog for Blomhoff, Fisscher, and Siebold collections
(Yoko Matsui, Professor, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo)

F. Determining the locations and contents of Japan-related materials, books, and records collected by Alexander and Heinrich, as well as Japan-related collections with which they were involved
(Masahide Miyasaka, Professor, Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University)

 

(2) National Institute of Japanese Literature

Survey and research of Japanese books collected by Blomhoff, Fisscher, and Siebold surviving in Leiden in the Netherlands
(Jun Suzuki, Professor, National Institute of Japanese Literature)

 

(3) National Museum of Ethnology

Survey and research of Japan-related Asian materials in Russia and Northern Europe
 (Shiro Sasaki, Professer, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

 

(4) Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo

Promotion of Japanese research through re-utilization of Japan-related materials housed at Yale and other American universities
(Shigekazu Kondo, Professor, Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo)