“Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum”

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Photograph: Courtesy Japan Society
Unknown Artist, Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic, circa 1624-44 (Edo period). Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper; 39 3/8 x 105 3/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fredric B. Pratt, 39.87
Aching to travel to the Land of the Rising Sun? Start with this exhibit of 71 artworks on loan from the Brooklyn Museum. Items range from prehistoric jewelry to contemporary ceramic sculpture. Don’t miss rare color woodblock prints by 19th-century artist Ando Hiroshige, and giant murals depicting everyday life (for feudal Japan, anyway) such as a fashionably robed yujo (prostitute), samurai and friends preparing for a picnic—otherwise known as lunchtime at Comic Con.
Event phone: 212-832-1155
Event website: http://japansociety.org
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