‘Tis the Shōsōin season. Unfortunately, teaching responsibilities will prevent me from attending the Shōsōin monjo conference and exhibition this year. But the program for the conference looks great. And the exhibition will surely be impressive, as it always is.
Also, this isn’t related to the Shōsōin, but I’m grateful to Micah Auerback for sharing this wonderful TV program that recently aired on archaeology and everyday life in the Nara period and features Baba Hajime from the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, whom I had the pleasure to work with this summer.