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Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, Arizona
602) 257-1880

The Quiet Rage, Gentle Wall: Prints and Mask of Japanese Noh
Through November 16

The Resonance of Clay: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz Collection
Through April 1, 2015


Ren Brown Collection
1781 Highway One
Bodega Bay, California
(707) 875-2922

Hamanishi Katsunori: Masterful Mezzotints
Through September 21

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

33 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy from the 16th to the 19th Century
through December 6

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
BOTH, 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 six-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

Tradition on Fire: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics from the Paul and Kathy Bissinger Collection
Through May 10, 2015

The Printer’s Eye: Ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection
Plus: Seduction: Japan’s Floating World
February 20–May 10, 2015

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.


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

Japanese Design for the Senses: Beauty, Form, and Function
September 30, 2014–January 18, 2015


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

The Literary World of Women of the Yoshiwara
September 18–November 16

Modern Love: 20th Century Japanese Erotic Art
November 20, 2014–March 15, 2015

Through the Darkness: Nightscapes of Saitō Kiyoshi and Kawase Hasui
November 21, 2014–January 18, 2015

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

Onchi Koshiro: the Abstract Prints
through October 5

Ghosts and Demons in Japanese Prints
October 11, 2014–January 4, 2015

Krannert Art Museum
University of Illinois
6th Street and Peabody Drive
Urbana, Illinois
(217) 244-0320

With the Grain: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the Postwar Years
Through August 2015


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

Playing with Paper: Japanese Toy Prints
September 13, 2014–July 19, 2015

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.


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

No Japanese art exhibition is listed at this time.

New Jersey

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

From Meiji to Modern: Japanese Art Goes Global

Princeton University Art Museum
Nassau Street
Princeton, New Jersey
(609) 258-3788

Chigusa and the Art of Tea in Japan
October 11, 2014–February 1, 2015

New York

Japan Society Gallery
333 East 47th St.
New York, NY
(212) 832-1155
Garden of Unearthly Delights: Works by Ikeda, Tenmyouya, and TeamLab
October 10, 2014–January 11, 2015

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

Kimono: A Modern History
September 27, 2014–January 4, 2015

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.


Cincinnati Museum of Art
953 Eden Park Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio
(513) 639-2995

Masterpieces of Japanese Art
February 14–August 30, 2015

Modern Voices in Japanese Ceramics and Prints
February 7–May 3, 2015


The Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
(215) 763-8100

Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano
February 16–May 10, 2015


Asia Society, Texas Center
1370 Southmore Blvd.
Houston, Texas
(713) 496-9901

Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Mask of Bidou Yamaguchi
October 25, 2014–February 8, 2015

San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Ave.
San Antonio, Texas
(210) 978-8100

Ancient to Modern: Contemporary Japanese Ceramics and Their Sources
January 17–April 5, 2015


Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
200 North Blvd.
Richmond, Virginia
(804) 340.1405

Water and Shadow: Kawase Hasui and Japanese Landscape Prints
November 15, 2014 –March 29, 2015


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

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920–1945
through October 19

Approximately 200 pieces from the Mary and Robert Levenson Collection.

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

Zen, Tea, and Chinese Art in Medieval Japan
December 13, 2014–June 14, 2015

Arts of Japan: Screens

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


Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum
2220 N. Terrace Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-3656

Noh Theatre in the Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Kōgyo (1869–1927)
through October 5

The opening reception on Friday, July 18, 5:30–8:30 p.m., features "Tsukioka Kōgyo and the Revival of Noh in Modern Japan," a talk by Professors Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The exhibition will feature over 50 unique woodblock prints of Noh and Kyōgen theatre scenes, from the collection of Richard J. and Mae J. Smethurst, as well as authentic Noh masks provided by local collectors. Tsukioka Kōgyo became one of the most famous and internationally celebrated print artists of the Meiji Period in Japanese history. He was, and remains, the preeminent artist of Noh (and Kyōgen) theatre.


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The Grand Palais
3, avenue du Général Eisenhower
75008 Paris, France

Hokusai (1760–1849)
October 1, 2014– January 18, 2015

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

The museum will be closed for renovation from December 1, 2014, to March 26, 2015.

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

National Treasures of the Munakata Shrine
through October 13

Ninsei, Kenzan, and Crafts of Kyoto: Utensils of Elegance
October 25–December 21

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

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

Kawasaki Tsuyoshi and Sekijima Hisako
through 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

Specters, Ghosts, and Sorcerers in Ukiyo-e
Throug September 25, 2014 (3 rotations)

Utagawa Kunisada:150th Anniversary of His Death
October 1–November 24

Note: The museum will be closed November 25–January 5, 2015

Ukiyo-e New Years Exhibition
January 6–28, 2015

Suntory Museum of Art
Tokyo Midtown Gardenside
9-7-4 Akasaka Minato-ku
Tokyo, Japan 107-8643
Koyasan 1200th Anniversary: Treasures of the Sacred Mountain
October 11–December 7

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

Guan Ware Celadon Cherished by Japanese
through October 13

National Treasures of Japan
October 15–December 7

The TNM Collection
Prints rotated monthly

List of woodblock prints on display.

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

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