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

Staff Members

Department of Cross-Field Research・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Cultural anthropology, gender studies; Italy, Mediterranean Europe
Individual Research Projects
  • Reconsideration and Reconstruction of the Public and the Intimate
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1978
  • M.A. Univ. of Tokyo 1984

Research Interests

  • Ethnographic Studies of Italy and Mediterranean Europe
  • Cultural Anthropology of Gender / Sexuality
  • Rethinking of Social Theories

Current Research Topics

  • Rethinking of the Public and the Private
  • Rethinking of Anthropology of Italy

Research Keywords

Cultural Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality, Kinship and Family, Italy, Mediterranean Europe

Selected Publications

Revisiting Kinship Studies from the Perspective of Multiplicity of Parent-Child Relationships- with Reference to Italian Cases. Japanese Journal of Cultural Anthropology 75(4):574-601. (in Japanese)
Udagawa, T. and A. Nakatani (eds.) Reading Anthropology of Gender with Bibliographical Reviews. Kyoto: Sekaishisosha. (in Japanese)
Towards Revisiting Identity: Another Phase of Italian Identity Discourse. Bulletin of the National Museum of Ethnology 30(4):455-492. (in Japanese)