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Girton150 Founders' Memorial Lecture by HIH Princess Takamado

HIH Princess Takamado

To present the 58th Founders’ Memorial Lecture we are honoured to welcome Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado who studied Chinese and then archaeology and anthropology at Girton 1972-5. A particularly active member of the Imperial Family of Japan, Princess Takamado, in addition to her public duties, has long been a visiting professor at the Osaka University of Arts. She, together with the late Prince, is a renowned collector and expert on “netsuke” and part of their large collection is housed in the Tokyo National Museum.

Her Lecture entitled “Netsuke and Their Role in Introducing Japan to the West” can be viewed below.

Read the transcript of the lecture (inc. photographs). 

Read the review by Life Fellow of Girton College, Frances Gandy. 

Read the Mistress’ account of the Formal Opening of the Anniversary Year on 15 February 2019. 

Video footage from the lecture is available below: