Associate Professor, Art Department Chair
B.A. Keio University, Tokyo (1997)
M.A., Columbia University (1998)
Ph.D., Columbia University (2007)
Area of Specialization
East Asian Art
ArtH 001L FYS: From Handscrolls to Comic Books: Pictorial Narratives in Japan
ArtH 003 East Asian Art
ArtH 032 Crafting Nature: The Art of Japanese Tea Culture
ArtH 033 Famous Places and Sacred Sites: The Art of Landscape in East Asia
ArtH 039 Contemporary Japanese Visual Culture
ArtH 034 East Asian Calligraphy
ArtH 095W Cracking Visual Codes
ArtH 136 Word and Image in Japanese Art (Seminar)
Poetry as Image: The Visual Culture of Waka Poetry in Late Medieval Japan
[manuscript in progress]
"Japan: 1400-1600" and "Japan: 1600-1750." In A History of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design, 1400-2000, edited by Pat Kirkham. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.
"Futatsu no kasenzu byōbu o meguru ichishiron (A Study of Two Poet-Portrait Screens)." In Chūsei nomonogatari to kaiga (Medieval Narratives and Painting) for the series Chūsei bungaku to rinsetsu shogaku (Medieval Literature and Neighboring Studies) 9, edited by Ishikawa Tōru, 167-196. Tokyo: Chikurinsha, 2013.
"Uta, sakura, byōbu--tekusuto to imeji ni yoru Yoshino zō (Poetry, Cherry Blossoms, and the Folding Screen: Yoshino in Text and Image)." In Amerika ni watatta monogatari-e: emaki, byōbu, ehon (Narrative Paintings in America: Handscrolls, Folding Screens, and Books), edited by National Institute of Japanese Literature, 117-129. Tokyo: Perikansha, 2013. In Japanese with English summary.
"Visual Remembrances: Flower Viewing, Poetry, and Yoshino in Text and Image." In Japanese Visual Culture: Performance, Media, and Text, edited by Kenji Kobayashi, Maori Saitō, and Haruo Shirane, 85-100. Tokyo: National Institute of Japanese Literature, 2013.
"Summoning the Thirty-Six Poets: A Look at a Poet-Portrait Screen," Impressions 32 (2011), 145-165.
"Negotiating Word and Image: The Case of Ôgi no sôshi (Imêji to tekisuto no fukusôteki kankei--"Ôgi no sôshi" o rei toshite)." In New Horizons in Japanese Literary Studies: Canon Formation, Gender, and Media (Ekkyô suru nihon bungaku kenkyû--kanon keisei, gendâ, media), edited with Introduction by Haruo Shirane, 120-123, E108-110. Tokyo: Benseisha, 2009. [Bilingual publication]
"Unfolding Narratives: Visualising the Tales of Genji and Heike on the Folding Screen." In The Golden Journey: Japanese Art from Australian Collections, edited by James Bennett and Amy Newland, 78-89. Adelaide: Art Gallery of South Australia, 2009.
"Japanese Games of Memory, Matching, and Identification." In Asian Games: The Art of Contest, edited by Colin Mackenzie and Irving Finkel, 253-71. New York: Asia Society, 2004.
Kazari: Decoration and Display in Japan 15th-19th Centuries, edited by Nicole Coolidge Rousmaniere. London: British Museum Press, 2002. Contributing author.
Early Modern Japanese Literature: An Anthology 1600-1900, edited by Haruo Shirane. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002. Contributing author.