The Bulletin of Japan Art Documentation Society No.26, May 2019


The Statistical Analysis of Information on Japanese Oil Painters: Consideration of Development of Reusable Data Infrastructure for the Art Sector in Japan KAMURA Tetsuro, TAKEDA Hideaki - No.26, p.3-20. 2019
RESUME: In recent years, the art market has been growing worldwide, especially in Europe, the United States of America and China which positioned have their art markets as one of their key industries. The aim of this paper is to reveal the importance of the reusable data infrastructure development in the art sector by utilizing information technology and distribution methodology. This will be achieved by analyzing the relationships between artists, their works and the art market in Japan. In this paper, we will report a basic analysis of art activities, using 5,434 Japanese oil painters' information from two separate Japanese art almanacs.

“Dai-ji”(Epigraphs) on Japanese Art Books in Meiji era TARASHIMA Satoshi - No.26, p.21-35, 2019
RESUME: “Dai-ji”(epigraph) is a printed copy of a handwritten short phrase at the opening page of an old Asian book, originally written by a socially famous person, like a scholar or a politician, as a recommendation of the book. In Japan, such custom in publishing books widely spread in Edo era, and still continued even in modernized society after Meiji restoration with development of new printing technique from the West.
In this article, author focused on books concerning to art published in Meiji era and analyzed some bibliographic elements in about 180 books with Dai-ji at the front page. It has become clear that improvement of reproducibility with help of photographic technology and reduction of producing cost had made publishing various types of Dai-ji easier than former age. Also this analysis shows close social relations between the book authors and Dai-ji writers.

The Outlines of Ginza City and the Miharabashi-Undergroundmall OOE Akiyo - No.26, p.36-55, 2019
RESUME: There was underground architecture called“Miharabashi-undergroundmall”in chuo-ward Ginza, Tokyo. This undergroundmall built under“Mihara-bridge”was closed due to the aging and demolition work has begun in 2014. Recovered from the earthquake in Taisho-era, the mihara bridge was used in many ways along the transformation of Ginza city after debris processing of war and the land readjustment. This article is purposed to reveal the historicity of this undergroundmall and its cultural roles and features by using data of miharabashiundergroundmall and oral history collected by author. I'd like to reconsider the transition of this lost undergroundmall with analyzing and classifying interviews.

List of Articles on Art Documentation in Japan 2018 Comp. by JADS Clearinghouse(ADACHI Shou, KAMURA Tetsuro) - No.26, p.56-68, 2020