Renowned Scholar on Japanese Culture Presented with
Consul-General of Japan Yasunori Nakayama (left) presented a commendation to
University of Toronto Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies David Waterhouse.
They are pictured here with Prof. Waterhouse's wife, celebrated woodblock artist Naoko Matsubara.
A special ceremony was held on May 13 at the residence of University of Toronto Professor Emeritus of East Asian Studies David Waterhouse, where he received a commendation from Consul-General Yasunori Nakayama for his contributions toward deepening understanding of Japan and Japan-Canada relations.
Prof. Waterhouse taught a wide range of subjects at the University of Toronto from 1966 to 2002. He is a Senior Member of University College, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1990. He has also been an Honorary Research Associate of the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Far Eastern Department since 1969. He is the author of eight books, including: the 2013 The Harunobu Decade. A Catalogue of Woodcuts by Suzuki Harunobu and His Followers in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Images of Eighteenth Century Japan. Ukiyoe Prints from the Sir Edmund Walker Collection published by the ROM in 1975. He has written countless articles and papers and has given lectures on Japanese art, music, theatre, martial arts and religion. He also has been active in the promotion of judo, in which he holds a fourth degree black belt.
Consul-General Nakayama presents the commendation.
Prof. Waterhouse gives an acceptance speech.
Dr. Doris Dohrenwend, former Curator of Chinese at the ROM,
gives congratulatory remarks.
Close friends gathered to join in the celebration.