The Shagan Collection of Japanese Art at the Hebrew University
The Shagan Collection of Japanese Art was established in 2016, thanks to a special donation by Mr. Ofer Shagan in memory of his sister Oranit. The collection features more than one hundred and fifty items from the 15th to the19th centuries, including ukiyo-e prints, scrolls, books, shunga, silk paintings, and masks. The collection includes the artwork of known artists such as Hiroshige, Chikanobu, Kunichika and Kunisada, as well as art works which have yet to be researched.
Managed by the Department of Asian Studies with the support of the university's central library, part of the collection is to be used as research and teaching material in our classes on Japanese and East Asian art. We are now working to digitalize the collection and uploaded to a special website where it will be available free for students and scholars of Japan from across the world.
In June 2017, Dr. Kazuko Kameda-Madar, specialist Edo Period art and Kanbun reading from Hawaii Pacific University, conducted a special seminar in Jerusalem using the Shagan Collection. In this seminar, supported by the Japan Foundation, advanced students read some of scripts on the scrolls, discussed and documented the art motifs and iconography of some of the items.
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