Faculty

Art Anthropology

Toshiaki Ishikura

画像:Toshiaki Ishikura

・Transdisciplinary Arts Theory
・Applied Transdisciplinary Arts Theory C
・Transdisciplinary Arts Seminar
・Production Skills Workshop I, II
・Guided Research I, II (Master’s Program)
・Transdisciplinary Arts Research: Theory I, II
・Guided Research I, II, III (Doctoral Program)

Profile

An anthropologist and mythologist, Assoc. Prof. Ishikura has been a researcher in the Institut pour la Science Sauvage of Meiji University from 2011, and has taught previously at the Institute for Art Anthropology of Tama Art University. Since 1997 he has been conducting research on “mountain god” mythologies in Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kathmandu, as well as various locations in Northeast Japan. He has also published various mythographies and essays based on his studies of art anthropology and comparative mythologies of the Pacific Rim.

Research activities

<Selected Essays>

2016
Kyo no jinruigaku chizu: Revi-Sutorosu kara ‘sonzairon no jinruigaku’ made [Atlas of modern anthropology: From Levi-Strauss to the ontological turn]. Gendai shiso, 2016 nen 3 gatsu rinji zokan-go [Contemporary philosophy, March 2016 special edition]. Seidosha
2015
Yamaguchi Mikako-cho ‘Herajika no okurimono – Hoppo shuryomin Kasuka to dobutsu no shizen-si’ [Mikako Yamaguchi’s ‘Gift of/in the moose: Natural history of northern hunter Kaska and animals’]. Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 79(4), pp.492-494. Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology
2014
Tsuki to korunukopia: Shukisei hyogen no kigen nit suite [Moon and cornucopia: The origins of expressions of periodicity]. Faculty Research Bulletin 2013, pp.21-33. Akita University of Art
2012
Ikiteiru mandara: Vajura yogini to Sanku no seitai uchuron [Living mandala: Vajrayogini and the eco-cosmology of Sankhu]. Hito to dobutsu no jinruigaku (Kitaru-beki jinruigaku 5) [Anthropology of Humans and Animals (The Future of Anthropology (5))], Shumpusha

2011
Geijutsu jinruigaku koto hajime [The beginning of art anthropology]. Art Anthropology (05), Tama Art University Institute for Art Anthropology

Seimei to geijutsu no hassei: ‘Haha’ no seisei hyogen ni tsuite [The generation of life and art: On the sacred expression of ‘Mother’]. Bulletin of Tama Art University (26), pp.141-156 Tama Art University

 

<Co-author / contributor>

2015
Yasei meguri: Retto shinwa no genryu ni fureru 12 no tabi [Wild pilgrimage: 12 voyages tracing the myths of the Japanese Islands] (with Tatsuki Masaru). Tankosha
2013
‘Seikatsu kogei’ no jidai [The age of ‘Life Craft’] (with Ryuji Mitani). Shinchosha
2012
Seikatsu shiso no chizu o hirogete [Spread the map of life thought] (with Takashi Kurata and Ryuji Mitani). Dogu no ashiato: Seikatsu kogei no chizu o hirogete [Tool Marks: Spread the Map of Life Craft], pp.116-139, Anonima Studio

 

<Other>

2016
Tohoku ni ikiru zokei shiko [The art and design mentality of the Tohoku region] (keynote speech). Japan Society of Basic Design and Art, Akita Conference 2016
2011
Shizen no sanbajutsu / MAIEUTIKE yasei no sozo [Natural Maieutics / MAIEUTIKE Wild Creation] (group exhibition). Mabuchicho ART + EAT, Tokyo