National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Edo: Art in Japan 1615-1868

November 15, 1998 - February 15, 1999

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery. Please follow the links below for related online resources or visit our current exhibitions schedule.

The exhibition, the first comprehensive survey of Japanese art of the Edo period (1615-1865) in the United States, presented 281 objects, including painted scrolls and screens, costumes, armor, sculpture, ceramics, and woodblock prints. 47 of the works were designated National Treasures of Japan, and many had never before left the country. 150 of the works, deemed too fragile for long exposure to light, were exchanged for other works in a rotation made between 6 and 15 January.