YOSHIDA Masako

YOSHIDA Masako

YOSHIDA Masako

  • Professor
  • General Science of Art
  • History of Textiles

EDUCATION


Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

Doctor of Human and Environmental Studies degree received 2005, “European Design Export Textiles Produced in China Brought to Japan in 16th through 17th Centuries”.

Kyoto University, Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies

Master of Human and Environmental Studies degree received 1999, “Chinese Export Textiles from 16th through 17th Centuries – Embroidered Velvets – ”.

University of Tsukuba, Department of Art and Design

Master of Arts degree received 1985

Musashino Art University, Department of Industrial, Interior, and Craft Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts received in 1983, Textile Design Major

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Kyoto City University of Arts

2014-present, Professor

Kyoto City University of Arts

2007-2013, Associate Professor

Kyoto City University of Arts

2005-2006, Assistant Professor

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Antonio Ratti Textile Research Center

2004, Research Fellow

Musashino Art University

2003-2005, Lecturer

China Textile University, Shanghai

2000-2001, Visiting Researcher

Tama Art University

1998-2005, Lecturer

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Department of Asian Art

1992-1993, Research Assistant

International Sculpture Center, Washington, D.C., Exhibition Department

1991-1992, International Project Coordinator

The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.

1989-1991, Special Intern in Research and Conservation

PUBLICATIONS


2013   “The Back Hanging and Narrow Hangings Made of Bird, Flower, and Animal Design Embroidery Owned by Kanko-boko Float in Gion Festival” Ethno-arts, Ethno-arts Association, Osaka, pp.154-164.

2012   “The Development of Devices for Doubling and Twisting Yarns in China: Spinning Wheels and Twisting Frames for Silk Yarns -” Bulletin of Kyoto City University of Arts, No. 56, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, pp.25-38.

2012   “Chinese Textiles Produced for the European Market: A Study of Six Embroidered Pieces Preserved in Japan ” Jinbun, No.102, Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University, Kyoto, pp.1-22.

2011    “The Flower, Bird and Animal Embroidery Panels Transmitted to Jyôden-ji Temple and Saikyô-ji Temple: Their Place of Manufacture, Date of manufacture, Records, Inscriptions, and Legends” Bulletin of Kyoto City University of Arts, No. 55, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, pp.3-15.

2009   “The Embroidered Velvet Jinbaori Jacket Purportedly Owned by Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Its Place of Production, Date, and Background” Bijutsushi – Journal of the Japan Art History Society, No.167, Japan Art History Society, Tokyo, pp.1-16.

2009    “Chinese Textiles with European Design: Acceptance of European Elements in China and Japan Observed on Six Objects-” Bijutsu Forum 21, Vol.19, Daigo Shobo, Kyoto, pp.44-49.   

2008  “Export Embroideries Preserved at the Church of San Giovanni Battista in Chiavari and El Escorial in Madrid” Bulletin of Kyoto City University of Arts, No. 52, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, pp.57-60.

2007    “Embroideries of Flower, Bird, and Animal Design in Honkokuji and Saikyoji” Bulletin of Kyoto University of Arts and Design, No. 11, Kyoto Zokei Geijutsu Daigaku, Kyoto, pp.101 -119.

2007    “Chinese Trade in 16 – 17th Centuries and Acceptance of Imported Textiles in Japan” Bulletin of Kyoto City University of Arts, No. 51, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, pp.27-38.

2007    “Satins woven in China Mainly in the End of Ming through Early Qing Dynasties and Exported to Japan” Bulletin of Kyoto City University of Arts, No. 51, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, pp.39-52.

2007    “Presumption of the Loom and Weaving Technique Used for the Court Robe Excavated from Gaoan City Ming Dynasty Tomb” Ethno-arts, Ethno-arts Association, Osaka, pp.153-161.

2006    “The Collection of Textile Fragments Owned by Kyoto City University of Arts – 1” Bulletin of Kyoto City University of Arts, No. 50, Kyoto City University of Arts, Kyoto, pp.77-102.

2003    “Textile Conservation at The Metropolitan Museum in New York and The Textile Museum in Washington, D.C.” Nihon no Bijutsu – Japanese Art, No.453, Shibundo, Tokyo, pp. 86-98.

2002    “Reinterpreting the Origins of the Damask Found in the Jacket Allegedly Owned by Kanetsugu Naoe”, Bijutsushi – Journal of the Japan Art History Society, No.154, Japan Art History Society, Tokyo, 2003, pp.227-242.

2002    “The Warrior Jacket of Flower Pattern Velvet Preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art” Journal of the International Association of Costume, No. 22, International Association of Costume, Tokyo, pp.40-49.

2001    “Stencil Prints with Indigo Dyes in Nantong Village in China” Textile Design Association News, No.20, Textile Design Association, Tokyo, pp.10-11.

2001    “The “Tsuji-baori” Preserved in the Tokugawa Art Museum” Museum – Journal of Tokyo National Museum, No.570, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, pp. 41-63.

1999    “A Structural Analysis of Ming and Qing Dynasty Velvet” Tama Art College Bulletin, No.14, Tokyo, pp. 49-60.

1998   “The Keicho Mission Chasuble” Museum – Journal of Tokyo National Museum, No.552, Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo, pp. 57-75.

1998    “Textile Patterns Copied in the East and West” Taiyo, September, Heibon-sha, Tokyo, pp. 92-93.

1998    “The Formation of Velvets in China: A Study of Velvet-Related Terminology in Chinese Documents – ” Hata – Journal of the Japan Fabric Culture Society, No.5, .F.C.S., Nara, pp. 35-47.

1997   “The Surface-Collected Textiles from a Cemetery at Huaca Cao on the North Coast of Peru – No.2” Hata – Journal of the Japan Fabric Culture Society, No.4, J.F.C.S., Nara, pp. 21-42.

1996    “The Surface-Collected Textiles from a Cemetery at Huaca Cao on the North Coast of Peru – No.1” Hata – Journal of the Japan Fabric Culture Society, No.3, J.F.C.S., Nara, pp. 8-26.

1996    “The Characteristics of Researching Textiles in the United States” Hata – Journal of the Japan Fabric Culture Society, No.3, J.F.C.S., Nara, pp. 27-29.

LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS


2013   “The International Expansion of Textiles with Flower, Bird, and Animal Designs”. Presentation at the symposium of “Interwoven Globe” Exhibition organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. 

2011    “Bird, Flower, Animal Design Embroideries Preserved in the Kurokawa Institute of Ancient Culture”.  Presentation at the conference of Ethno-arts Association, Osaka.

2009    “Bird, Flower, Animal Design Embroideries Produced in China, Exported to Japan and Europe in the late 16th through the early 17th centuries”.  Presentation at the conference of Centre International d’ Étude des Textiles Anciens (C.I.E.T.A.), Brussels.

2008    “Jinbaori Jacket Purportedly Owned by Toyotomi Hideyoshi”.  Presentation at the conference of the  Japan Art History Society, Kyoto.

2002    “The Warrior Jacket of Flower Pattern Velvet Preserved in the Metropolitan Museum of Art”.  Presentation at the conference of the International Association of Costume, Tokyo.

2001    “Damask Jacket Allegedly Owned by Kanetsugu Naoe”.  Presentation at the conference of the  Japan Art History Society, Kyoto.

1999    “Chinese – European Eclectic Motifs from Late 16th through Early 17th Centuries”.  Presentation at the conference of the Japan Art History Society, Kyoto.

1999    “War Jacket Said to Be Owned by Hideyoshi Toyotomi”.  Presentation at the conference of the Japan Society of Design, Kyoto.

1999    “Chinese Export Textiles from 16th through 17th Century”.  Presentation at the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto.

1996   “Textile History and Textile Collections in the U.S. and Europe”.  6 lecture series organized by the Mainichi News Paper Company, Tokyo.

1994      “Textile Acquisition and Conservation Policy at the Textile Museum and The Metropolitan Museum of Art”.  Presentation at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka.

SURVEYS


1991                   European Museum Research No.1, 2, 3, 4

Tansei Institute entrusted me with researching into the textile departments of four museums in Europe: Musee Historique des Tissues, Lyon; Abegg-Stiftung, Bern; Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel; Victoria & Albert Museum, London.  Reports of four museums were compiled into the construction plan of Kobe Costume Museum, Hyogo.

1990                   Fashion Institute of Technology Research

Tansei Institute entrusted me with researching into the Design Laboratory of Fashion Institute of Technology, New York.  The report was compiled into the construction plan of Sumida Fashion Museum, Tokyo.

1989 – 90         Analysis of Textile Structure, Weaving Technology and Terminology

I researched the problems of current terminology of textiles by examining The Textile Museum Collection, documenting microscopic photographs, diagramming the woven structures, producing the weaving samples and compiling bibliographies.

EXHIBITION COORDINATION


1994                   “Nihonga – Transcending the Past: Japanese Style Painting, 1868 – 1968” at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri.  I was entrusted by the Japan Foundation with loan negotiation with Japanese lenders.

1994                    “Japanese Art after 1945: Scream against the Sky” at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Soho and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

                        I was entrusted by the Japan Foundation with exhibition coordination (negotiating loans and transportation, and preparing condition reports and display instruction manuals).

1992               “Public Art Proposals” at “Nippon International Contemporary Art Fair”, Yokohama.  I researched, registered and negotiated loans of visual materials, wrote, translated and edited descriptions for catalogue publications and visual programs.

1989                   “History of Japanese Posters” at the World Poster Museum of World Design Exposition, Nagoya.  I researched and registered objects, negotiated loans, arranged transportation and insurance, and proofread catalogue publication.

EXHIBITION INSTALLATION AND COLLECTION MANAGEMENT


1990                “Ed Rossbach: 40 Years of Exploration and Innovation in Fiber Art” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.  I mounted several objects and assisted the exhibition installation.

1990                “Art from the Navajo Loom: The William Randolf Hearst Collection” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.  I mounted several objects and assisted the exhibition installation.

1989-90           Room 31 and 41 Rehousing Project at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.  I documented the condition of the objects, handled fragile textiles and prepared them for storage with conservation materials.

1989                “Dragons, Blossoms, Sunbursts: Textile Arts of Caucasus” at The Textile Museum, Washington, D.C.  I mounted several objects and assisted the exhibition installation.

HONORS AND GRANTS


2013            Special research grant by Kyoto City University of Art  

2010-2012  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (C) sponsored by the Japanese government (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; JSPS)

2009           Grant-in-Aid sponsored by Centre International d’ Étude des Textiles Anciens (C.I.E.T.A.)

2006-2007  Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research for Young Researchers sponsored by the Japanese government (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; JSPS)

2004           Leo and Julia Forchheimer Fellowship sponsored by The Metropolitan Museum of Art

2001           Research grant sponsored by the Chinese Government

1999           Research grant sponsored by the Metropolitan Research Center of East Asian Art

1998           Costume Research Award sponsored by the Ifuku Kenkyu Shinkokai (Institute for the Promotion of Costume Research)

1997           Research grant sponsored by Santoku-an (Research Institute of Tea Ceremony Culture)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS


2005 – present      Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens (C.I.E.T.A.)

                        (Board member from 2013 – )

1997 – present      The Japan Art History Society

1989 – present      The Textile Society of America

LANGUAGES

 Japanese, English, and Chinese