Wulan Remmelink

Host institute: University of Tokyo, Japan

Area of research: The development of 'botany' in Japan and the role of botanical illustrations between Japan and the Netherlands (18th-19th centuries)

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My year abroad in Japan, made possible by the Canon Foundation, allowed me to fully immerse myself in research and move forward. There was never a dull moment during my year. From earthquakes and typhoons, to the quiet and marvel of libraries and collection rooms, there was always something around the corner. Surrounded by the plants I studied the paintings of, I was able to reach my final stages of my research as the seasons discretely passed by. It goes without saying that I met many people who helped and contributed to my research progress. Having braved the natural and man-made disasters, I was finally able to make progress with my research and meet scholars and specialists in my field of study.

Wulan Remmelink