GuestNaomichi Ishige (Cultural Anthropologist)
Host Kyoto Experiment Co-directors
Cultural anthropologist Naomichi Ishige is a pioneering figure in the history of East Asian food, and an authority on Chinese food history in particular. As guest lecturer, he will be giving a comprehensive talk on topics including the cultural and social impact of food, Japanese eating habits before and since modernization, and changes in approaches to mealtime and behaviors surrounding food.
2.7 (Sun) 16:30-18:00
Language: Japanese only
Click here to watch the live stream on youtube.
Born in Chiba Prefecture in 1937, Naomichi Ishige majored in archaeology at Kyoto University, before switching to cultural anthropology and conducting comparative research into food and housing cultures around the world. He is a doctor of agricultural science and a cultural anthropologist. The author of various books about gastronomy, including the history of food culture in Japan from the Paleolithic period to the present day, he is currently the head of the Ishige Research Lab.