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Harvard Art Museums Curator Rachel Saunders on "The Mysteries of Prince Shotoku"

Rachel Saunders, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Associate Curator of Asian Art, is curating an upcoming exhibition on the sculpture Prince Shōtoku at Age Two and related objects, titled Prince Shōtoku: The Secrets Within (May 25–August 11, 2019). First acquired by Ellery Sedgwick in 1936, this sculpture will soon be gifted to the Harvard Art Museums in his memory.

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Professor Helen Hardacre awarded Order of the Rising Sun decoration

Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions and Society, was conferred the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon, from the Japanese government. One of the oldest and highest national decorations, this award recognizes her extensive contributions to the development of Japanese studies in the U.S. and the promotion of understanding toward Japanese society and culture.

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