Sadamura Koto


Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2013 to Dec 2014

University Affiliation

Sadamura Koto is a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Asia, British Museum (since 2016). She received her PhD from the Department of Comparative Literature and Culture, University of Tokyo in 2020. Koto specialises in the study of the Japanese painter Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831–1889) on whom she has published extensively, including Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2022), Kyōsai’s Animal Circus (London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2022), Kyōsai Shunga: From the Israel Goldman Collection (co-authored by Ishigami Aki, Kyoto: Seigensha, 2017), and ‘Return of the Demons: The Power of Kyōsai’s Brush’ in Manga: The Citi Exhibition (London: Thames & Hudson, 2019). She co-curated the exhibition ‘Kyōsai: The Israel Goldman Collection’ held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London (2022).

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