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Points of Departure: Treasures of Japan from the Brooklyn Museum Audio Tour

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Stop 1: Introduction

Unknown Artist, Cherry Blossom Viewing Picnic (detail), circa 1624-44 (Edo period).  Ink, color, and gold leaf on paper; 39 3/8 x 105 3/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fredric B. Pratt, 39.87

 
 
Stop 2: Ema

Unknown Artist, Ema (detail), Aug. 12, 1875 (Meiji period). Ink and color on wood panel; 18 7/8 x 22 7/8 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Stanley J. Love, 84.138.3
 
Stop 3: Portable desk

Unknown Artist, Portable Desk for Export (Bargueño) (detail), late 16th-early 17th century (Momoyama-early Edo period). Lacquer with gold flecks, mother-of-pearl inlay, metal fittings; 17 5/16 x 24 7/8 x 13 9/16 x 24 1/2 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John P. Lyden, 84.69.1

 
 

Stop 4: Neighing

Suzuki Osamu (1926–2001), Neighing (detail), 1991. Stoneware with iron slip and ash glaze; diam. 6 5/8 in., height 18 in. Brooklyn Museum, Purchase gift of the B. D. Leviton Foundation in honor of Dr. Bertram H. Schaffner’s 90th Birthday, 2003.2

 
Stop 5: Views In and Around Kyoto

Unknown Artist, Views In and Around Kyoto (Rakuchū rakugai zu) (detail), circa 1616-24 (Edo period). One of a pair of screens (left). Ink, color and gold leaf on paper; 68 5/8 x 130 x 12 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of W.W. Hoffman, 54.144a
 

Stop 6: Buddha

Unknown Artist, Figure of a Seated Buddha (detail), 794-1185 (Heian period). Wood and crystal; 34½ x 29½ x 21½ in. Brooklyn Museum, The Peggy N. and Roger G. Gerry Collection, 2004.28.207

 

Stop 7: Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige (Andō) (1797-1858), Matsushima in Oshu Province from the series Three Views of Japan (Nihon Sankei) (detail), circa 1855 (Edo period). Woodblock print; 9⅛ x 11 11/16 in. Brooklyn Museum, Anonymous gift, 76.151.10

 

Stop 8: Ezo Shima Kikan

Unknown Ainu Artist, Ezo Shima Kikan (A Strange View of Ezo Island) (detail), the third of a set of three scrolls, ca. 1840 (Edo period). Ink on paper, braid silk; 10 7/16 x 193 5/16 in. Brooklyn Museum, A. Augustus Healy Fund, 38.648

 
Stop 9: Man’s robe

Unknown Ainu Artist, Man’s Ceremonial Robe (detail), late 19th-early 20th century (Late Edo-Meiji period).  Cotton, silk thread, embroidery, applique; 53 1/2 x 50 3/4 in. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Herman Stutzer, 12.582

Music courtesy of Yoko Reikano Kimura – koto, shamisen.

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