12m 17s

Merrymaking under Blossoms

The Magic of Japanese Masterpieces

Broadcast on March 14, 2019 Available until March 31, 2029

The pair of early 17th century folding screens depicts revelers enjoying the spring beneath the cherry blossoms. We also see women dressed as men giving a type of performance that was popular at the time. This women-only blossom viewing party seems suggestive of the coming of peace after so many years of civil war.

Merrymaking under Blossoms

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