Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies


Cultural Anthropology, Anthropology of Performing Arts, Balinese Performing Arts Studies


Indonesia, Japan


I usually conduct fieldwork to explore the development of Balinese performing arts in Bali, Jakarta, and Japan. Since the pandemic made it difficult for me to travel abroad, I have been conducting online research on the impact of COVID-19 on Balinese performing arts in each region through news reports and communication with local performing artists via social networking services. I launched this joint research project with the aim of understanding the situation in other regions and genres and to find peers to discuss these issues together.


  • Yoshida, Yukako. 2021, “Dance Performance,” Tetsuya Kono et al. (eds.), Handbook of face-body studies, University of Tokyo Press, pp. 302–308. (In Japanese)
  • Yoshida, Yukako. 2021, “Performing Arts in the Media/Performing Arts as a ‘Media’ Dance as an Offering in Bali,” Yohei Fujino, Masashi Nara, and Shiaki Kondo (eds.), Anthropology of Things and Media, Nakanishiya, pp. 31–45. (In Japanese)
  • Yoshida, Yukako. 2018, “Masks as Performers: Topeng, a Balinese Masked Dance Drama,” in Ikuya Tokoro and Kaori Kawai (eds.), An Anthropology of Things, Kyoto & Melbourne: Kyoto University Press & Transpacific Press, pp. 155–170.
  • Yoshida, Yukako. 2018, “Balinese Dances in Multi-religious Jakarta: A Preliminary Study of Muslim Learners and Hindu Instructors,” in Hideo Tomizawa and Ikuya Tokoro (eds.), Islam and Cultural Diversity in Southeast Asia (Vol. 2): Perspectives from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Cambodia, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, pp.77-89.
  • Yoshida, Yukako. 2016, Anthropology of Masked Dance Theater in Bali Island: The Art that weaves Man with Things, Fukyosha Publishing, Inc. (In Japanese)