Ryukyuan Embassy Processions - Travis Seifman

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Mr. Travis Seifman, PhD student, University of California Santa Barbara

Travis Seifman completed an MA in Art History from UH Manoa in 2012. For his MA thesis, he examined Japanese Edo period depictions of Ryukyuan subjects in a variety of formats, focusing on many of the objects presented in this exhibit as representative examples. He is now a first-year PhD student in History at UC Santa Barbara, and is considering in his PhD work examining the logistics and material culture of the Ryukyuan missions to Edo in greater detail.

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