BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.4900@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20150313T000000Z DTEND:20150607T000000Z DESCRIPTION:From the <a href="http://www.japansociety.org/event/life-of-cat s-selections-from-the-hiraki-ukiyo-e-collection" target="_blank">Japan Soc iety website</a> :\n\nSince arriving in Japan aboard Japanese ships transp orting sacred Buddhist scriptures from China in the mid-sixth century\, cats have proceeded to purr and paw their way into the heart of Japanese life\, folklore\, and art. <em>Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki U kiyo-e Collection</em> illustrates the depth of this mutual attraction by mining the wealth of bravura depictions of cats to be found in ukiyo-e wo odblock prints of the Edo Period (1615-1867). The exhibition is divided i nto five sections: Cats and People\, Cats as People\, Cats versus People\ , Cats Transformed and Cats and Play. 90 ukiyo-e prints in the exhibition are on loan from the esteemed Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation whose holdings a re revered in Japan. Select prints\, paintings\, sculptures\, and other w orks borrowed from U.S. collections complement these prints\, making the exhibition over 120 artworks. With cross-cultural and multi-generational appeal\, <em>Life of Cats </em> takes viewers on a wild ride through Japa n&rsquo\;s love affair with our feline friends.\n \n <em>Roughly 50 items will be replaced with new works halfway through </em> Life of Cats<em>&mda sh\;Rotation 1 will be on view from March 13 until April 26\; Rotation 2 w ill be on view from April 29 until June 7.</em>\n<a href="http://www.japan society.org/page/programs/gallery/life-of-cats">Visit our Gallery page for more information</a> . SUMMARY:Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection URL:/en/events/2015/03/13/life-of-cats-selections-from-the-hiraki-ukiyo-e-c / END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR