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The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture
15770 10th Ave.
Hanford, CA
(559) 582-4915

Kanpai: The Art of Drinking in Japan
through June 26

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday 12:30–5 p.m.
Admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID, free for children 12 and under. Closed on national holidays and during August.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Pavilion of Japanese Art
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 857-6000

Kimono for a Modern Age, 1900—1960
Zuan: Japanese Design Books
July 5—October 19

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Ave.
Pasadena, CA
(626) 449-2742

A New Way Forward: Japanese Hanga of the 20th Century
April 24, 2014–April 19, 2015 (two 6-month rotations)

Nature of the Beast: Animals in Japanese Paintings and Prints

Online exhibition at www.pacificasiamuseum.org/japanesepaintings/index.stm.

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA
(415) 581-3500

In a New Light: The Asian Art Museum Collection

Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Thursdays, to 9 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $10; seniors 65 and older with ID, $7; youths 13–17 and college students with ID, $6; children 12 and under, free; Thursday after 5 p.m., $5.


Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel St. (at York St.)
New Haven, CT
(203) 432-0600

Byōbu: The Grandeur of Japanese Screens
through July 6


Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
4000 Morikami Park Road
Delray Beach, FL
(352) 392-9826

Genji's World in Japanese Woodblock Prints
March 11–May 18

A touring exhibition of 60 prints and illustrated books depicting scenes from The Tale of Genji, A Rustic Genji by a Fraudulent Murasaki and other variations of narratives about Prince Genji. Selected from the Scripps College Collections and the private holdings of Paulette and Jack Lantz, the exhibition presents how Utagawa Kunisada's illustrations for Ryūtei Tanehiko's serial novel Nisei Murasaki inaka Genji developed in the 19th century and influenced a variety of artists. The exhibition is accompanied by an elaborately illustrated book, edited by Dr. Andreas Marks and published by Hotei Publishing. 

Keeping in Touch: the Culture of Letter Writing in Japan
March 11–May 18

Samurai Culture: Treasures of South Florida Collection
From a Quiet Place: The Paper Sculptures of Kyoko Hazama
Both June 3–August 31

The Harn Museum of Art
University of Florida
S.W. 34th Street and Hull Road
Gainesville, FL
(352) 392-9826

Life is a Highway: Prints of Japan's Tokaido Road
Through August 17


Honolulu Academy of Arts
900 South Beretania St.
Honolulu, HI
(808) 532-8700

Light from Shadow: Gold in Japanese Art
through June 1

War-Torn Hearts: Political Propaganda in Japanese Romance Novels
May 15–July 13

Remaining Remnants
Through July 13

Japanese woodblock Prints

The crown jewel of the Academy’s Japanese art holdings is its collection of more than 10,000 Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, approximately half of which were donated by James A. and Mari Michener. In the collection are many masterworks by Kitagawa Utamaro, Katsushika Hokusai, and the world’s largest collection of prints designed by Utagawa Hiroshige. Due to their fragility and sensitivity to light, woodblock print displays are changed every two months in the Robert F. Lange Foundation Gallery of Japanese Woodblock Prints (Gallery 21).


Art Institute of Chicago
111 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL
(312) 443-3600

Utamaro: Aspects of Beauty
Through July 13

Onchi Koshiro: the Abstract Prints
July 19–October 5


Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 Michigan Road
Indianapolis, IN 46208-3326
(317) 923-1331

Rocks & Pines
through May 11


The Walters Art Museum
600 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD


Designed for Flowers: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics
thRough May 11

Comprised almost exclusively of vases drawn from the Betsy and Robert Feinberg Collection, this exhibition celebrates the works of many of Japan’s greatest living ceramic artists, with designs linked to long-standing Japanese ikebana flower-arranging traditions and contemporary artistic expression.

Hours: Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.


Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
(617) 369-3222

Return of the Dragon: Shohaku’s Dragon and Clouds
Through July 6

The Creative Process in Modern Japanese Printmaking
Through August 17

Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Bamboo Art
Through September 8

Hours: Sunday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4:45 p.m.; Wednesday–Friday, to 9:45 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $15; seniors and students, $13; children 6–17 school days until 3 p.m., $6.50, free at all other times.


Detroit Institute of Art
5200 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI
(313) 833-7900.

Samurai: Beyond the Sword
through June 1


Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Ave. South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
(888) 642-2787

New Pictures 9: Rinko Kawauchi
through August 10

New Jersey

The Newark Museum
49 Washington St.
Newark, NJ
(973) 596-6550

From Meiji to Modern: Japanese Art Goes Global

New York

Japan Society Gallery
333 East 47th St.
New York, NY
(212) 832-1155

Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum
through June 8

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. at 82nd St.
New York, NY

The Flowering of Edo Painting: Japanese Masterworks from the Feinberg Collection
through September 7

Regular Japanese Gallery rotation

Hours: Sunday, Tuesday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–9 p.m.

Recommended admission: Adults, $15; seniors, $10; students, $7; free to members and children under 12 with an adult.


Cleveland Art Museum
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
(216) 421-7350

Remaking Tradition: Modern Art from the Tokyo National Museum
through May 11


Kimbell Art Museum
3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX
(817) 332-8451

Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Through August 31

Washington, D.C.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Smithsonian Institution
Independence Ave. at 12th St. S.W.
Washington, DC
(202) 357-2700

Chigusa and the Art of Tea
through July 27

Kiyochika: Master of the Night
through July 27

Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art
Through September 14

Arts of Japan: Screens

Hours: Daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Admission: Free.


Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 East Prospect Street
Seattle, WA
(206) 654-3100

Japanese Art Deco
May 10–October 19

Approx. 200 pieces from the Mary and Robert Levenson Collection


Great Britain Japan

Great Britain

The British Museum
Great Russell Street
London, England

Contemporary Japanese Prints: Noda Tetsuya’s “Diary” series
Through October 5


Museum of Kyoto

No special Japanese art exhibit scheduled

National Museum of Modern Art
Okazaki Enshoji-cho
Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

Future Beauty: The Tradition of Reinvention in Japanese Fashion
through May 11

Uemura Shoko
May 27–July 6

70 paintings and sketches

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Marunouchi
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1, Marunouchi
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Discover the Beauty of Japan: Fascination with Japanese Painting
Part I: through May 6; Part II: May 9–June 8

Commemorating the 90th Year of the Death of the Artist Tessai
June 14–August 3

National Treasures of the Munakata Shrine
August 16–October 13

Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji
2-3, Higashi-minatomachi, Moji-ku, Kitakyūshū-shi
Tokyo 130-0015

Beauty of Calligraphy - from Heian period Kohitsu to Kōetsu
through June 1

Matsuri: Kyoto, Edo and Hakata
September 12–NovembeR 3

Bashō and the Art of the Genroku Era
November 7, 2014–January 12, 2015

Musée Tomo
The Kikuchi Collection (modern Japanese ceramics)
4-1-35 Toranomon, Minato-ku (Nishikubo Building, behind the Hotel Ōkura)
Tokyo 105-0001
In Japanese only: www.musee-tomo.or.jp
General information in English: www.musee-tomo.or.jp/info_english.html

Fujimoto Yoshimichi: Living National Treasure
through June 29

Kawasaki Tsuyoshi and Sekijima Hisako
July 12–September 28

Okabe Mineo
October 11, 2014–JANUARY 12, 2015

Hours: 11 a.m –6 p.m., Tuesday–Sunday

Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
Tokyo, Japan 150-0001

Hiroshige Blue: Blue Attracted the World
April 1–May 28

Sumo Wrestlers in Ukiyo-e
June 1–26

Specters, Ghosts, and Sorcerers in Ukiyo-e
July– September, 2014 (3 rotations)

Suntory Museum of Art
Tokyo Midtown Gardenside
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8643

The Scientific Eye and Visual Wonders in Edo
through May 11

Essays in Idleness: Enjoying Classical Literature Through Art
June 11–July 21

Nin'ami Dohachi: Master of Kyoto Ceramics
December 20, 2014–March 1, 2015

Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku
Tokyo, Japan 110-8712

The 800th Memorial of Yosai: Roots of Zen, Yosai and the Treasures of Kenninji
through May 18

Works of Living National Treasures and Great Masters
Through June 1

The TNM Collection
Prints rotated monthly

List of woodblock prints on display.

Yamatane Museum
KS Bldg.1F, 2 Sambancho Chiyodaku
Tokyo, Japan 102-0075

Mt. Fuji, Cherry Blossoms, and Flowers in Spring
through May 11

Chic Gentlemen and Elegant Ladies: Fashion in Japanese Painting
May 17–July 13

The Sounds of Water: From Hiroshige’s Rain and Rivers to Senju Hiroshi’s Waterfalls
July 19–September 15

Gold and Silver: All that Glitters in Japanese Art
September 23–November 16