Working languages:
English to Japanese
Japanese to English

Art and culture expert

Owada, Japan
Local time: 17:01 JST (GMT+9)

Native in: Japanese Native in Japanese
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Transcription
Specializes in:
HistoryArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting

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Translation education Other - Fellow Academy, Tokyo
Experience Years of translation experience: 13. Registered at Jul 2015. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships Amelia Network Co.,Ltd.
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
TRANSLATION/Proofreading for Art and Culture Books, Art Catalogues, Websites, Brochures, Art Exhibition Captions, and many Audio Guide scripts for Art Exhibitions at popular museums all over Japan  
Sumi-e Painter (Japanese traditional black ink painting)

I am an art and culture expert with the national qualification for art curator in Japan and have over 10 years of experience in writing and translation. I worked for a global company making audio guides for museums, sightseeing spots and historical sites for six years, and have worked as a freelance writer and translator for five years now. Last year, I translated an artist biography (Van Gogh Atlas at Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Kodansha Publishing) and a museum catalogue for a world-famous museum in the US.
My work experience covers a wide range of areas such as Japanese Traditional Arts and Cultures (Nihonga, Sumie, Ukiyoe and more), Buddhism and Shintoism Arts, Calligraphy, Archaic Civilizations, Western Classical and Modern Arts, Contemporary Arts, Ceramics and Photography.

• Art History and Art Study of Japanese and Asian Art, Gakushuin University, Tokyo, BA
• University of the Arts London, Camberwell College of Arts, UK

• National qualification for Art Curator
• TOEIC Score:950

Software / CAT
• Word、Excel、PowerPoint、Illustrator、InDesgin、Trados2015&2017

Past Projects
• Suntory Whisky “HIBIKI” package texts, 2017
• Art of HIBIKI at Roppongi Art Night, Exhibition captions and brochures for Japanese ceramics by living national treasures, Suntory, 2016
• The Van Gogh Atlas (Japanese edition), Van Gogh Museum, Kodansha, 2016
• Japanese version of collection catalogue for a famous art museum in US, 2016
• 'The scene of the Japanese soul', Kodansha, 2016
• Documents for 'What are you eating, Miffy?', Kodansha, 2016
• 'The Tales of Japanese Patterns' by Akihiko Toto, Kodansha, 2015
• 'The Beginner’s Guide to WASHOKU KENTEI: The Japanese Food and& Manner Proficiency Test ' by The Japan Education Centre for the Hotel Industry, 2015
• Website for Japanese crafts, 2015
• Brochure for Japanese ceramics by living national treasures, Suntory, 2015
• 'Hina Doll of Japan: The Definitive Edition' by Hiroaki Koresawa, Tankosha Publishing, 2013

WRITINGS for Museum Official Web Sites(in Japanese)
• Suntory Museum of Art, Monthly Art Column “Bino-Shiori”: Introducing art history, styles and techniques on the museum collection, 2014-
• Suntory Museum of Art, Web page for the exhibition “Seven Daring Years: Odano Naotake and Akita Ranga”, 2016

WRITINGS for Museum Official Leaflets(in Japanese)
• Titian and the Renaissance in Venice at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2017
• The 300th Anniversary of his Birth: Jakuchu at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, 2016
Keywords: art, culture, Japanese art, Japanese culture, traditional culture, localization, writer, art column

Profile last updated
Aug 25, 2017

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