Detail from a portrait of Empress Xiaoxian, showing shoulders, head, and headgear; she is vested in ornate jewelry and robes with rich colors and intricate designs; her headdress is decorated with pearl-studded golden birds, and a slight smile shows on her face.

Empress Xiaoxian (detail). China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period, 1771, with repainting possibly 19th century. Ignatius Sichelbarth (Ai Qimeng), Yi Lantai, and possibly Wang Ruxue. Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk. Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Mrs. Elizabeth Sturgis Hinds, 1956, E33619. Photo by Walter Silver/PEM.

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, 1644–1912

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print on paper of a bridge against a bright red backdrop

Detail, Sanjō Bridge; Tokuriki Tomikichirō (1902–2000); Japan, Showa era, 1954; woodblock print; ink and color on paper; on loan from the Ken and Kiyo Hitch Collection; LTS2017.3.27; image courtesy of Kyoto Tokuriki Hangakan, Inc.

Japan Modern: Prints in the Age of Photography

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Seikan Ferryboat, from the series Karasu (Ravens); Fukase Masahisa (1934–2012); Japan, 1976; gelatin silver print; purchase and partial gift from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection, S2018.2.24. © Masahisa Fukase Archives, courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery in London

Seikan Ferryboat, from the series Karasu (Ravens); Fukase Masahisa (1934–2012); Japan, 1976; gelatin silver print; partial gift from Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck, and purchased through the Freer|Sackler acquisitions fund in honor of Julian Raby, director emeritus of the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2018.2.24. © Masahisa Fukase Archives, courtesy of Michael Hoppen Gallery in London

Japan Modern: Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection

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detail from a Japanese scroll - calligraphy in black ink on a tan paper background

Detail, Iron Flute; Kōgetsu Sōgan (1574–1643); Japan, Momoyama or Edo period, early 17th century; hanging scroll; ink on paper; Purchase—Charles Lang Freer Endowment F1981.12

Spreading the Word

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Blossoming Plum and Camellia in a Garden; Kano Kōi (d. 1636); Japan, Edo period (1615–1868); six-panel screen; ink, color, and gold on paper; Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1902.21

Blossoming Plum and Camellia in a Garden; Kano Kōi (d. 1636); Japan, Edo period (1615–1868); six-panel screen; ink, color, and gold on paper; Gift of Charles Lang Freer, F1902.21

For Love of Place

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