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Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection exhibition catalogue

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Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection exhibition catalogue
This catalogue accompanies the exhibition Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection at Japan Society Gallery, on view from March 13-June 7, 2015. This 86-page catalogue, written by exhibition curator Dr. Miwako Tezuka, is fully illustrated in color with selected images from the exhibition. 5% of the total catalogue sales during the course of the exhibition will be donated by Japan Society to the ASPCA.
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ince arriving in Japan aboard Japanese ships transporting sacred Buddhist scriptures from China in the mid-sixth century, cats have proceeded to purr and paw their way into the heart of Japanese life, folklore, and art. Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection illustrates the depth of this mutual attraction by mining the wealth of bravura depictions of cats to be found in ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1615-1868).
Ninety ukiyo-e prints in the exhibition are on loan from the esteemed Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation whose holdings are revered in Japan. Select prints, paintings, sculptures, and other works borrowed from U.S. collections complement these prints, making the exhibition over 120 artworks. With cross-cultural and multi-generational appeal, Life of Cats takes viewers on a wild ride through Japan’s love affair with our feline friends.
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ドキュメンタリー - Documentary
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