The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.
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Staff Members

Department of Modern Society and Civilization・Associate Professor
Research Specialization
  • Textile and handcraft; South Asia, Middle East
Individual Research Projects
  • An Ethno-Artistic study of Handicraft Culture in contemporary India
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Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Osaka University of Arts 1997
  • M.A. Osaka University of Arts 1999
  • Ph.D. Osaka University of Arts 2002

Research Interests

  • A Study of Handicrafts Among Pastoral People
  • An Ethno-Artistic Study of Handicraft Culture in Contemporary India

Research Keywords

South Asia, Middle East, Japan, Rabari, Gujarati, Ethno-Artistic Studies, Textiles and Handicrafts

Selected Publications

The Textiles of the Rabari in the Kutch Area of Gujarat, India. (in Japanese). BIOSTORY 12: 30–37. Tokyo: Seibundo-shinkosha.
Handicrafts and Its Promotion Efforts in India: The Case of Rabari Society. (in Japanese). In The Design History Forum (ed.) Modern Craft and Design Movements, pp.292–300. Kyoto: Shibunkakusyuppan.
Textiles an Rituals among the Pastoral Rabari of India. (in Japanese). Kyoto: Showado.
Prohibition of Rabari Embroidery and New Clothing: Bridal Wealth and Infant Marriage. (in Japanese). Minzoku Geijutsu [Ethno-Arts] 20: 107–116.
Knitting and Weaving Techniques by Men among the Nomadic Rabari People. (in Japanese). Minzoku Geijutsu [Ethno-Arts] 18: 114–124.

Publications (English publications only)

Textiles Discovered in the Raya Site. In M. Kawatoko (ed.) Archaeological Survey of the Raya/al-Tur Area on the Sinai Peninsula, Egpt 2007. (Islamic Archaeology and Culture 2), pp.95–105. Islam Archaeological Mission.

Doctoral Thesis

Technical and Social Aspects of the Handicrafts of Rabari People. (in Japanese).