Seminar : Gift from Tsuneichi Miyamoto: Reflecting on Shukunegi, Sado [SOLD OUT]

Tsuneichi Miyamoto was a scholar of folklore who portrayed Showa era Japan in his book “Wasurerareta Nihon-jin (The Forgotten Japanese)” and whose works are revisited today in town-building efforts. Centering about the photographs Miyamoto took of Ogi and Shukunegi in the 1970s, there will be a seminar with expert panelists and an open discussion on the allure Miyamoto felt in the culture and people of Sado, and what Miyamoto left behind in Sado through his research and work. During EC, the Ogi Folk Museum will offer exhibition talks for its photography exhibit “Sado as read through the photographs of Tsuneichi Miyamoto: Part 2.”

Date & Time

Aug. 19 (Sun) 10:00-12:00


Lifestyle and Culture Research Forum Sado

Ichirobei Takafuji, Kodai Konishi, Kiyoshi Sugimoto, Takehisa Kadota


Sado Island’s Ogi Folk Museum & Shokoji-Temple


22 people


1,000 yen


Middle school age and up

Instructor bio

Ichirobei TAKAFUJI
Former Director of the Sado Museum. He studied under Tsuneichi Miyamoto as a young man, and later came to work at the Sado Island Ogi Folk Museum. His area of expertise is the study of folklore, tools and artifacts.

Associate professor, Tokyo Gakugei University, Department of Education. His area of expertise is social anthropology.

Takehisa KADOTA
Associate professor, Rikkyo University, Department of Tourism. His area of expertise is cultural anthropology and folklore.

Associate professor, Tokai University, Department of Culture. His area of expertise is history.

Konishi, Sugimoto and Kadota have been conducting research in Sado since 2009, undertaking projects including the revival of the museum, renewed uses of abandoned schools, and film documentation of local festivals. Since 2016, they have been working on the recovery of Tsuneichi Miyamoto’s photography archives through the Tsuneichi Miyamoto Photography Project under Lifestyle and Culture Research Forum Sado.


Commentary will be given in Japanese; however, some English commentary can be added as needed.

Getting to the venue

Please use the Ogi circle bus on the Ogi ~ Shukunegi ~ Tatako-kan route. (Get off at the Ogi Folk Museum bus stop.)

Ticket orders

Tickets will go on sale on June 15 (Fri) beginning at 9:30. For details, click here.


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