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Japan Society
333 East 47th Street
New York 10017
between 1st & 2nd Avenues

(212) 832 1155

Tues–Thurs 12–7pm
Fri 12–9pm
Sat & Sun 11am–5pm

2018 Exhibitions & Special Events

Exhibition: March 9–May 6, 2018

A Giant Leap: The Transformation of Hasegawa Tōhaku

Commemorating Japan Society’s 110th anniversary, this special exhibition celebrates the life and legacy of Hasegawa Tōhaku (1539-1610), founder of the Hasegawa school of painting and one of 16th-century Japan’s leading artistic innovators. With over ten masterpieces from public and private collections in the U.S. and Japan, including four Important Cultural Properties, A Giant Leap traces the artist’s evolution from a provincial painter of Buddhist subjects to a master favored by samurai and other cultural luminaries. A special focus will be a screen in a private collection, depicting flowers and birds of spring and summer, believed to mark the pivotal moment of Tōhaku’s transformation.