Leah Justin-Jinich

Leah Justin-Jinich

Ph.D. Candidate in Japanese Art History
Leah Justin-Jinich

Leah Justin-Jinich completed her Masters in Japanese Literature at the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2016. Her thesis tracks how the image of the ghost of Oiwa embodying in the lantern―originally from Katsushika Hokusai’s series One Hundred Ghost Stories (Hyaku monogatari, 1832)―is geographically disseminated from Edo to Osaka and Kyoto in other prints and on utile decorative objects. As a EALC PhD candidate, she intends to continue to explore the appropriation of imagery from Edo-period illustrated woodblock-printed media in decorative utilitarian objects. She is interested in uncovering the physical distributions and "iconic circuits" of printed material and decorated objects―especially objects of male fashion― in order to discover the extent to which certain imagery permeated the everyday visual experiences of the urban populace.

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