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.