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Curator Ann Yonemura on Hokusai

Posted by on Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ann Yonemura, senior associate curator of Japanese Art; photo by H. Wicaksono

We have the honor of having Ann Yonemura with us today. Ann is the senior associate curator of Japanese art at the Freer|Sackler. She shares with us how special and rare it is to have the complete set of Hokusai prints on view, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, selected from seven museums and two private collections.

“It’s very difficult to bring the series together this way. It really is the first show of the full series that I have seen in my lifetime. It’s up for twelve weeks only, so it’s brief, just like the cherry blossoms. The prints are beautiful, and in excellent condition. Visitors to the exhibition will be seeing the prints as they would have appeared in the 1830s, when they were first published.”

2 Responses to “Curator Ann Yonemura on Hokusai”

  1. Jane Says:

    Brief but beautiful, just like the cherry blossoms. Love that sentiment. Just one more reason to spend some time in the Sackler.

  2. Howard Kaplan Says:

    Yes, we couldn’t agree more. Thanks for your comment!

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