Enjoy Centuries Of Cute Japanese Animals At This National Gallery Of Art Exhibit — DCist

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The Life of Animals in Japanese Art, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC — until August 18, 2019

— by Pat Padua: If you think accessorizing for doggo is a sign of 21st century excess, consider that 5000 years ago, the Japanese were buried with their dogs. Animals are part of every culture’s art, but the Japanese have a unique relationship with the natural world. The fantastical and often functional works that result are on display in the enormous, delightful exhibition The Life of Animals in Japanese Art

Image: (left) “Dancing Fox,” Edo period, 18th century, courtesy of Los Angeles County Museum of Art; (right) Miyazaki Manabu, “Fox from the series Animal Trails,” 2005, courtesy of Izu Photo Museum, Shizuoka Prefecture

June 7, 2019 — 15:56

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