The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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YOSHIMOTO Shinobu
YOSHIMOTO Shinobu YOSHIMOTO Shinobu
National Museum of Ethnology・Professor Emeritus
Research Specialization
Individual Research Projects
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Kyoto City Univ. of Arts 1971

Research Keywords

Southeast Asia, East Asia, Textile Arts and Technology

Publications (English publications only)

1981
The Tribal Arts and Crafts of Madhya Pradesh. A Comprehensive Survey of Prehistoric and Tribal Arts in Madhya Pradesh, India (A Preliminary Report, Faculty of Letters). Osaka University.

Presentations

2003
“Textile Globalization, Batik to African Prints.” Sari to Sarong: 500 Years of Indian and Indonesian Textile Exchanges, 8–18 July, 2003 Australia.
2000
“The Cultural Situation of Common Handlooms among the Miao or the Hmong.” Workshop on Transmission of the Traditional Technique of Costume-Making of the Miao/Hmong. 30 June, UNESCO & Yunnan University, Kunming, China.
1996
“From the Back-tension Loom to the Treadle Loom: The Types and Distribution of Common Handlooms in East and Southeast Asia.” International Seminar. The Foundations and Development of Weaving Culture in East & Southeast Asia, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.
1991
“Typologycal Studies of Indonesian Handlooms.” International Seminar. Textiles from Indonesia and Related Areas, Museum fur Volkerkunde und Schwerizesches Museum fur Volkskunde Bazel, Basel, Switzerland.
1989
“Klasifikasi dan Analisa Alat Tenun Indonesia.” International Seminar. Aspek-Aspek Kebudayaan Indonesia dan Jepang dalam Perbandingan, Direktorat Jenderal Kebudayaan, Department Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Jakarta, Indonesia.
1985
“Sacred Cloth among the Sasaka.” International Seminar. Indonesian Textiles, Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum, Cologne, West-Germany.