'Kyoto Studies' Archives: Rekisaikan (歴彩館)
March 2017: I was deeply honoured to be invited to deliver a keynote address to mark the opening of Kyoto's the new Rekisaikan, a prefectural archive and research centre dedicated primary to the study of Kyoto's history and culture. The new Rekisaikan, which opened in 2017, replaced the former Kyoto prefecture archives. It was a real privilege to appear alongside such intellectual giants as Kawashima Masao, Mieda Akiko, and Yamada Kazuhito. The great Kinda Akihiro was the host of the event.