Boston’s sister city for the past fifty years, Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a thousand years, from its founding in 794 until the emperor moved to Tokyo in 1868. Today, the city’s many temples and palaces, and some of its older residential areas, still look much as they did in past centuries and provide an ongoing source of inspiration for artists. This exhibition showcases prints of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries that depict the cityscapes, history, legends, and festivals of the traditional center of Japanese culture.

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