Noriaki Ajima

Last Updated :2022/04/05

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor
E-mail
ajimahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
My specialty in education and research is the history of Japanese painting from the Asuka period to the Muromachi period and the related history of oriental art from the Korean Peninsula to Central Asia. When I research existing cultural properties, I apply "optical image measurement methods" such as X-rays and infrared photographs to eliminate simple impressions. I use those materials to restore the expressions and techniques of cultural properties, explore their significance in history, and build a true cultural history that goes beyond the limits of historical literature.

Basic Information

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Hiroshima University
  • Master of Arts, Gakushuin University

Educational Activity

  • [Bachelor Degree Program] School of Letters : Humane Studies : Geography, Archaeology and Cultural Properties
  • [Master's Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program
  • [Doctoral Program] Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences : Division of Humanities and Social Sciences : Humanities Program

Research Fields

  • Humanities;Art studies;Fine art history

Research Keywords

  • The Buddhist Painting

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 2Term, Introduction to Geography, Archaeology, and Cultural Heritage
  2. 2022, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 1Term, Introductory Seminar for First-Year Students
  3. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Introduction to the Study of Cultural Heritage
  4. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Lecture on Japanese Art History -Middle class-
  5. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Lecture on Oriental Art History -Beginner's class-
  6. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Basic Practice on Cultural Heritage I
  7. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Basic Practice on Cultural Heritage II
  8. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Advanced Practice on Cultural Heritage I
  9. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Advanced Practice on Cultural Heritage II
  10. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Basic Seminar on Cultural Heritage AI
  11. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Advanced Seminar on Cultural Heritage AII
  12. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 1Term, Special Seminar on Cultural Heritage AI
  13. 2022, Undergraduate Education, 4Term, Special Seminar on Cultural Heritage AII
  14. 2022, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis A
  15. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Guidance on Graduation Thesis B
  16. 2022, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Graduation Thesis
  17. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Lecture on Research Methods in Art II
  18. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 1Term, Analytical Seminar on Art History I
  19. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , 2Term, Analytical Seminar on Art History II
  20. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  21. 2022, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Special Research
  22. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Special Research
  23. 2022, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Special Research

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. The Hoshino wooden skeleton, the first wooden model of a human skeleton, made during the Edo era in Japan, ANATOMICAL SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL, 82(1), 38-45, 200703
  2. [Wooden models of human skeleton made in Edo era, Japan, with special reference to Hoshino wooden skeleton]., [Wooden models of human skeleton made in Edo era, Japan, with special reference to Hoshino wooden skeleton]., 81(1), 2006
  3. The Hoshino wooden skeleton, the first wooden model of a human skeleton, made during the Edo era in Japan., The Hoshino wooden skeleton, the first wooden model of a human skeleton, made during the Edo era in Japan., 82(1), 2007
  4. Wooden models of the human skeleton made during the Edo era in Japan(1)Hoshino wooden skeleton, 67(1), 67-73, 201401

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. L'aube nouvelle de l'histoire de l'art japonais, Noriaki AJIMA, 2015/12/14, With Invitation, Japanese, Univertsité Didrot, Paris
  2. “Quelques réflexions sur la peinture bouddhique antique et médiévale japonaise”, Noriaki AJIMA, 2016/01/07, With Invitation, Japanese, Inarco, Paris
  3. “Cours d’initiation à l’histoire de la peinture bouddhique du Japon”, Noriaki Ajima, 2017/03/02, With Invitation, Paris-Didrot
  4. Peinture du Nirvâṇa de l’ère Ôtoku « Ôtoku-Nehan-Zu 応徳涅槃図 » datée 1086, de l’époque Heian平安., Noriaki AJIMA, 2017/11/21, With Invitation, French, Paris-Didrot
  5. Philosophie de Nirvâṇa ayant pour de fond du soutra « Daihatsu-nehan-gyô大般涅槃経 », Noriaki AJIMA, 2017/11/28, With Invitation, French, Paris-Diderot
  6. Peinture de « un chemin étroit entre deux fleuves »(二河白道図 Niga-byakudô-zu)-La lutte de grandes sectes 天台宗Tendai-Shû et 浄土Jyôdo-Shû-., 2017/12/05, With Invitation, French, Paris-Diderot
  7. Peinture de « Amitâbha descendant des cieux entouré du cortège divin pour sa croyance» -阿弥陀聖衆来迎図Amida-Shôjû-Raigô-zu)-, 2017/12/12, With Invitation, French, Paris-Diderot
  8. Une intention seconde, implicite et cachée, 2018/01/11, With Invitation, French, Paris-Diderot
  9. Comparaison des représentations picturales dans les peintures japonaises et chinoises - du 9ème au 13ème siècle -, AJIMA Noriaki, 2018/11/12, With Invitation, French, ParisVII Diderot, France