Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by Ito Jakuchu (1716-1800)

One of Japan's most renowned cultural treasures will come to Washington, DC, in celebration of the centennial of Japan's gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the nation's capital. Entitled 'Colorful Realm of Living Beings' (J. D shoku sai-e; c. 1757–1766), this 30-scroll set of bird-and-flower paintings on silk is the centerpiece of the landmark exhibition 'Colorful Realm: Japanese Bird-and-Flower Paintings by It Jakuch (1716–1800),' on view at the National Gallery of Art's West Building from March 30 through April 29, 2012. Exhibited for four weeks only (owing to their fragility), these works will be in Washington during the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs from March 20 through April 27, 2012
Released: March 20, 2012