Япония в России: Коллекционирование японского искусства в России в конце XIX - начале XX вв. и последующая судьба этих собраний
The book Japan in Russia: Collecting Japanese art in Russia in the 19th - early 20th centuries and the subsequent fate of these collections consists of articles that were written on the basis of papers and other materials of the academic conference “Collecting Japanese art in Russia in the last 19th and the early 20th centuries” held on 22 February 2019 (Moscow, Russia) in the School of Asian Studies of National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’. The interest in Japanese art and culture emerged and became wide-spread in Russia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many people from different walks of life, such as nobility, gentry, merchants, professionals, and men of arts and letters were eager to buy and collect Japanese art objects.
The articles of the present book collection discuss various individual collectors and their former possessions as well as present-day holdings of different Russian museums in Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Irkutsk, Samara, and Tomsk. Under the scrutiny are the history of formations of many Japanese art collections, biographies and post-revolutionary destiny (mostly tragic) of the collectors, problems of access, and mysteries of disappearance of many artifacts.