The continually expanding presence of the MFA in Boston in the 19th century was deeply indebted to the bright spirit of Japan at the time. An enduring channel of respect and cooperation has assured that Boston’s collection of Japanese art remains world-renowned and comprehensive. The path to today’s collection is a story of career choices, family traditions, scandal, and artistic inclination.

Martha Wright, adjunct instructor
Four Thursdays, October 13–November 3, 1–2:30 pm


Above: Artist: Yōshū Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu), Publisher: Miura Takeaki, Excursion to View Cherry Blossoms by the Sumida River (Sumidagawa hana no yûran), 1887 (Meiji 20), registered December 27. 2000.496a-c. Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper. Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection.

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