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The perception of Japanese art in the West with Princess Akiko of Japan
Portrait of Pere Tanguy (1887) by Vincent van Gogh

More details to be announced soon.


The event is held in partnership with the Institute of Art History, Section for East Asian Art at the University of Zurich.

Princess Akiko received her doctorate from the University of Oxford in 2010. Her research interest is on Western collections of Japanese art, Anglo-Japanese cultural exchange and the understanding of reproduction in Japan and the West. She serves as a Research Fellow of the Institute of Japanese Culture, Kyoto Sangyo University, Special Guest Professor of Kokugakuin University, Guest Professor of Kyoto City University of Arts and holds various other official positions.




Kazu Huggler is one of a new generation of fashion designers making waves in the fashion and art scene today. She was born in Tokyo and raised in both Japan and Switzerland. After completing the International Baccalaureate in Zurich, Kazu Huggler enrolled in Tokyo’s Keio University and graduated with a degree in Japanese History of Art and Aesthetics. Her label is heavily influenced by Japanese themes—kimono patterns, ancient printmaking, Japanese aesthetics, and traditional attitudes/philosophies of dressing. While most of Kazu’s inspiration comes from her strong Japanese background, her designs are geared for the global marketplace and made in Switzerland.


Event Details

Thu 1 Jun 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm

LUMA Westbau
Limmatstrasse 270
8005 Zürich

Regular: CHF 50, Students: CHF 20, Members of Asia Society Switzerland: free