Welcome to the Society for Japanese Arts

The Society for Japanese Arts – originally the Society for Japanese Arts and Crafts –  was founded in the Netherlands on November 27, 1937.  Its original founders were woodblock print collectors and dealers. Gradually also lovers and collectors of netsuke, inrô, lacquer, tsuba, porcelain and paintings became members. The society’s aim is to further the appreciation, study and knowledge of – mainly – traditional Japanese arts.

The Society issues the magazine Andon (in English) twice yearly. This full-colour magazine contains a variety of articles on Japanese arts and is exclusively sent to members. The society also publishes special Andon issues, books and exhibition catalogues, some of which are sent to its members without charge.

The Society regularly sends out e-Newsletters with information about upcoming events and activities for members, such as workshops, exhibitions, and lectures on Japanese arts, as well as social gatherings and symposia.

The Society also publishes this website with the aim to reach more people interested in Japanese arts and to provide the latest information on new books, museum and gallery exhibitions, auctions and other events.

Latest issue of Andon

andon 99

Upcoming event

20150920 Suzanne

Workshop Ceramics, 20 September

Lecture/workshop on Japanese export porcelain in the Netherlands by Suzanne Kluver, curator of applied arts at Museum Prinsenhof in Delft on Sunday September 20th. The so-called Kamer van Charitate at the Museum will be at our disposal from 13.30; the lecture/workshop will start at 14.00 hours. Drinks will be served afterwards at around 16.00 hours. You are cordially invited to bring objects from your own collection.

Please register with the secretary of the Society (secretary@society-for-japanese-arts.org) and NOT with Museum Prinsenhof.

Workshop Ceramics, 20 September