Participant Info

First Name
Tomoe I.M.
Last Name
University of Zurich & Tuebingen
Website URL
History of culture and art, visual culture, material culture of religion, Japan, Imperialism, Colonialism, Est-West discourse, 19th century, Shingon Buddhism, Buddhism
Additional Contact Information
On leave until April 2023

Personal Info

About Me
Recent Publications


Declaring Buddhism dead in the 19th century: The Meiji Oligarchy and German Protestant Mission in Japan. East Asian Journal of Philosophy (EAJP), 2023


Kanda Sōtei. The Shogun’s Sacred Painters and their Realm of Influence. Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (JJRS) 2020/12 (


2014 – Tokens of the Path. Japanese Devotional and Pilgrimage Images: The Wilfried Spinner Collection. @ Völkerkundemuseum Zürich.

2008 – Temple Treasures of a Sacred Mountain: Daigo-Ji – the Secret Buddhism in Japan. @ Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Japan, Switzerland, Germany, Europe-Asia relations in history
Expertise by Geography
Asia, Germany, Japan, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Colonialism, Higher Ed, Indigenous Peoples, Material Culture, Museums, Religion