detail from a Japanese scroll - calligraphy in black ink on a tan paper background

Detail, Iron Flute; Kōgetsu Sōgan (1574–1643); Japan, Momoyama or Edo period, early 17th century; hanging scroll; ink on paper; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment F1981.12

Spreading the Word

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Blossoming Plum and Camellia in a Garden; Kano Kōi (d. 1636); Japan, Edo period (1615–1868); six-panel screen; ink, color, and gold on paper; Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1902.21

Blossoming Plum and Camellia in a Garden; Kano Kōi (d. 1636); Japan, Edo period (1615–1868); six-panel screen; ink, color, and gold on paper; Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1902.21

For Love of Place

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F1944.46 Buddha

Buddha; China, Tang dynasty (618–907), early 7th century; hollow-core lacquer with pigment and gilding; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment; Freer Gallery of Art, F1944.46

Secrets of the Lacquer Buddha

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