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An Enchanted Colorful Realm

March-April 2012

“A Blossoming Centennial” in the March-April issue of this magazine takes an in-depth look at the exhibition Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Itō Jakuchū (1716–1800), on display this spring at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., as part of the centennial celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival. In this video, learn more about eighteenth-century painter Itō Jakuchū and his exquisite 30-scroll set of bird-and-flower paintings—one of Japan’s most celebrated cultural treasures.  

 

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