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Freer: A Taste of Japanese Art

July 1, 2006 – January 1, 2007

Freer Gallery of Art
Jefferson Drive & 12th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Location: Galleries 6 & 7

On view is a selection of 31 paintings, calligraphy, wood sculpture, lacquer, and ceramics from Freer's Japanese art collection -- some 1100 works of art dating from the 8th-19th centuries. Highlights include a Heian period (794-1185) Buddhist sculpture, a 13th-century Buddhist narrative handscroll, Miracles of the Bodhisattva Jizo, Moonlight Revelry at Dozo Sagami by Kitagawa Utamaro, Fisherman and Woodcutter by Katsushika Hokusai, calligraphy by Hon'ami Koetsu, paintings by Ogata Korin, and ceramics by Ogata Korin's brother Kenzan. This exhibition celebrates the 100th anniversary of Charles Lang Freer's gift of his collection and museum to the United States.