Detail photo, Installation view of Dialogue From DNA at Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland by Chiharu Shiota; 2004; photo by Sunhi Mang

Detail, Installation view of Dialogue From DNA at Manggha, Centre of Japanese Art and Technology, Krakow, Poland by Chiharu Shiota; 2004; photo by Sunhi Mang

Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota

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Detail image, Sumida River by Night 隅田川夜, Kobayashi Kiyochika; Japan, 1881; Woodblock print; ink and color on paper; Robert O. Muller Collection; S2003.8.1203

Detail, Sumida River by Night 隅田川夜, Kobayashi Kiyochika; Japan, 1881; Woodblock print; ink and color on paper; Robert O. Muller Collection; S2003.8.1203

Kiyochika: Master of the Night

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Detail image, Jar with three horizontal lugs; Toungoo dynasty, late 16th-late 17th century; Stoneware with white slip under iron glaze; rattan; Burma, Possibly Mon State; Freer Gallery of Art; F1994.16

Detail, Jar with three horizontal lugs; Toungoo dynasty, late 16th-late 17th century; Stoneware with white slip under iron glaze; rattan; Burma, Possibly Mon State; Freer Gallery of Art; F1994.16

Storage Jars

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Detail image, Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type; Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire); Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid; Freer Gallery of Art, F1897.42a-b

Detail, Karamono tea caddy, bunrin type; Tea caddy (karamono taikai chaire); Southern Song to Ming dynasty, 13th-15th century; Stoneware with iron and ash glazes; ivory lid; Freer Gallery of Art, F1897.42a-b

Chinese Ceramics for Tea in Japan

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Image of Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa; China, probably Guangdong Province; Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, mid-13th–mid-14th century; Stoneware with iron glaze; 41.6 cm (h); FSC-P-6964.1

Tea-leaf storage jar named Chigusa; China, probably Guangdong Province; Southern Song or Yuan dynasty, mid-13th–mid-14th century; Stoneware with iron glaze; 41.6 cm (h); FSC-P-6964.1

Chigusa and the Art of Tea

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Detail image, The Four Sylvan Sounds (The Hermit Thrush and the Sound of Running Water); Thomas Dewing (1851–1938); United States, 1896–97; Oil on wood panels; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; F1906.72–73

Detail, The Four Sylvan Sounds (The Hermit Thrush and the Sound of Running Water); Thomas Dewing (1851–1938); United States, 1896–97; Oil on wood panels; Gift of Charles Lang Freer; F1906.72–73

Sylvan Sounds: Freer, Dewing, and Japan

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Detail image, Ehon butai ogi, vol. 3; by Katsukawa Shunshō (1726—1792) and Ippitsusai Bunchō (active ca. 1755—1790); Japan, Edo period, 1770; Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper covers; Purchase - The Gerhard Pulverer Collection, Museum funds, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003—2007); Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection FSC-GR-780.164.3

Detail, Ehon butai ogi, vol. 3; by Katsukawa Shunshō (1726—1792) and Ippitsusai Bunchō (active ca. 1755—1790); Japan, Edo period, 1770; Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper covers; Purchase - The Gerhard Pulverer Collection, Museum funds, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003—2007); Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection FSC-GR-780.164.3

Hand-Held: Gerhard Pulverer’s Japanese Illustrated Books

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