Pacific Asia Museum is pleased to have received many donations of Japanese art over the past year. In order to bring these compelling objects immediately before the public, this new exhibition will highlight generous gifts from June Tsukamoto-Lyon, the Alschuler family, Margaret Moore, Wendell and Dorothy Coon, and Don Bierlich.
The exhibition includes works of the Edo, Meiji and modern periods, showing paintings in the folding screen, hanging scroll and album formats, as well as woodblock prints, textiles and ceramics. Largest and most dramatic is an 18th century screen painting of Pheasants in Spring & Autumn on gold leaf by a member of the Kano school. Other important Edo period paintings provide excellent examples of work in the Shijo, Nanga and Ukiyo-e styles. Woodblock prints by Yoshida Hiroshi and Ito Shinsui are excellent early examples of the Shin-hanga movement in modern prints. Most recent are a kimono and obi sash made in the post-war period, one of three-dozen modern textiles given to Pacifi c Asia Museum in 2008. Curated by Kendall Brown, PhD.