Graduate student Michelle Damian has posted video clips of her visit with Japanese Shipwright Mr. Kanji Mitsumori as part of her seventh project journal entry. Through the journal Michelle shares her experiences while conducting her MA research on Japanese wooden boats. This includes a variety of activities from studying woodblock prints to travel to Japan. She writes about the importance of woodblock prints, museum exhibits, and intensive study of classical Japanese language texts. You can read her latest entry and view the video clips by clicking on “Research” in the left hand menu of her journal found here: http://www.uri.edu/artsci/his/mua/project_journals/aj/aj_intro.shtml
We hope you enjoy this inside view of one woman’s academic travels as she seeks to learn about Japanese boat building techniques rarely studied in the west.