Netsuke's Journey - Across Time, Across Borders Exhibition Closing

Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan and the Japan-America Society of Washington D.C.

Join us for the Grand Finale of our 2017 spring exhibition, Meet Netsuke! Storytellers of Japan!

Mr. James Abbott, Curator of the Evergreen Museum & Library, Johns Hopkins University, joins us to talk about the Garrett Collection, a magnificent selection of mask netsuke and more, and the history of the Garrett family as promoters of netsuke in the West. As part of the JICC exhibition, the Garrett Collection has been uniquely displayed in a fashion entirely different from its usual setting.

Following Mr. Abbot, Ms. Rosemary Bandini presents a lecture about the role of netsuke in teaching people about the culture of Japan. The opening of Japan’s borders gave rise to a huge surge of interest in Europe and the USA, which manifested itself in some surprising ways as ‘Japan-mania’ gripped the West.


James Abbott

Director and Curator of
the Evergreen Museum & Library


Rosemary Bandini

Japanese Art Dealer

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