Social History of Japanese Colonies in Brazil
Settlements and communities of Japanese immigrants in Brazil, particularly those in the State of Sao Paulo.
The project applies the perspectives and research methods established through our studies of East Asian folk cultures and histories to the study of Japanese communities in South America. The investigation aims to cast light on the everyday lives of Japanese settlers with an emphasis on field studies; it will also document their material culture such as folk artifacts and architecture, and examine privately-owned materials in Japanese settlements.
*This study was supported by JSPSKAKENHI Grant Number 15H05172 (April 1, 2015, to March 31, 2019).