Lesson of the Cherry Blossom: Japanese Woodblock Prints

Assistant Curator Melody Rod-ari examines the hypnotic beauty and rich symbolism of the cherry blossom in Japanese art and culture, as presented in the exhibition Lessons of the Cherry Blossom: Japanese Woodblock Prints, on view April 20–September 3, 2012. Organized in honor of the centennial of Japan’s gift of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, D.C., Lessons of the Cherry Blossom features prints by such artists as Utagawa Hiroshige, Totoya Hokkei, Katsushika Hokusai and Chōbunsai Eishi.