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「Visual Anthropology of Japan: Neighborhood Fall Festival」Presentation at AJJ 2019 Spring Workshop @ Minpaku

Anthropology of Japan in Japan 2019 Spring Workshop April 20-21, 2019 The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku), Suita City, Osaka http://www.minpaku.ac.jp See schedule below for other presentations. 「Visual Anthropology of Japan: Neighborhood Fall Festival」 Sunday, April 21, 2019 14:30, Conference Room 6 Abstract: For over fifteen years, I have been living in Shirogaki-cho in Kadoma City, Osaka Prefecture, a small bedroom community conveniently located between a...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Community, Shinto, Visual Anthropology, Visual Ethnography, Fall Festival, Minpaku, Danjiri, Shirogaki, Kadoma City Osaka Prefecture, Ronald Dore, Eyal Ben Ari, Ted Bestor, Lucile Druet


"The standing bars of Osaka: Cheap, cheerful and nostalgic" & The Beginning of a New Tachinomiya Project

Unbeknownst to the visual anthropologist, he is caught in the act  of research. Photo by his significant other parked across the street. One of my tachinomiya field sites is closing at the end of this month so I have been rushing to do some salvage ethnography, trying to record the unique shop before it closes. I have no concrete plans for the research data and photos at this time (a few ideas though) but the rush is on.A recent article in The Japan Times by Matt Kaufman seems to confirm ...
Tags: Photography, Japan, Anthropology, Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Tohoku, Japan Times, Kitakyushu, Noren, Personal Privacy, Tachinomiya, Visual Ethnography, VAOJ, Photo Project, Matt Kaufman


"Tachinomiya" - A Successful and Memorable Photo Exhibition/Event/Research Method

The exhibition/event "Tachinomiya" finished on a high note on Sunday after a two week run, proving to be an interesting and valuable research method. Thank you to all who came - Tenbun workers and patrons, university colleagues, students and former students, family, friends and new friends I had the pleasure of meeting for the first time. I received lots of good wishes and gifts as well as insightful comments and feedback. The Tenbun crowd examined the photographs intensely, pointed out new det...
Tags: Japan, David Bowie, Blackstar, Noren, Photo Exhibition, Personal Privacy, Tachinomiya, Visual Ethnography, Tenbun, VAOJ, Hoshigaoka Gakuen Head, Tencho


"Tachinomiya" Photo Exhibition and Visual Ethnography: The First Week

The exhibition event finished its first week yesterday. There has been a good turnout everyday. I have found there is a thriving and hip cafe/gallery culture in the Hirakata/Katano area. Thanks to a friend sharing/announcing the exhibition on her Facebook page, I have been able to meet a lot of interesting people who participate in this scene. My friend's announcement got more likes than my own Facebook announcement - I am learning a lot about the power of social media and local networks throug...
Tags: Facebook, Osaka, Noren, Photo Exhibition, Tachinomiya, Visual Ethnography, Tenbun, Hirakata, Hirakata Katano


Photo Exhibition and Visual Ethnography - "Tachinomiya: There Are Two Sides to Every Noren"

日本語には、ここをクリックしてくださいThesis/Purpose: This photo exhibition is a visual ethnography of a traditional Japanese standing bar, or tachinomiya (literally “standing drinking shop”). Tachinomiya are numerous in Japan and are usually characterized as inexpensive and convenient spots for a quick drink and snack either alone or with friends. One charm of the tachinomiya, especially in the Osaka area, is socializing with the people next to you whether you know them or not. The specific tachinomiya presented...
Tags: Japan, Kyoto, Osaka, Noren, Photo Exhibition, Personal Privacy, Tachinomiya, Visual Ethnography, Tenbun, Hoshigaoka Hirakata, Hoshigaoka Gakuen, Hirakata, Hoshigaoka