Pilgrimage to Hokusai's Waterfalls - Opening Reception

  • 17 May 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Worcester Art Museum - Renaissance Court - Please use Salisbury St Entrance
Pilgrimage to Hokusai's Waterfall
at the Worcester Art Museum

Opening Reception with
Odaiko New England



Opening Reception
May 17th
5:30 - 8:00
Featuring Music By Odaiko New England
Guided Tour at 6:30
and Japanese Refreshments
Admission $14

On display May 17th - November 21, 2012
More Info Here

The newly redesigned Japanese gallery spotlights WAM’s very rare, first edition impressions of A Tour of Waterfalls in the Provinces (ca. 1833), a masterpiece woodblock-print series by the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Pioneering the theme of falling water, Hokusai made liberal use of the newly fashionable imported Prussian blue pigment and imbued the prints with atmospheric breadth and timeless intimacy through his faith in the purifying power of waterfalls. A permanent display of Japanese ceramics, ranging in date from 17th century to the 21st century, as well as the imposing early 10th century wooden sculpture of the Eleven-headed Kannon, will also be on view.


Taiko Drumming by Odaiko New England
Odaiko New England (ONE) began drumming in 1994 and is fast becoming one of the premier taiko groups on the East Coast. By combining Japanese aesthetic sensibility with the bold American spirit, ONE is forging its own modern distinctive style and voice as it challenges the very definition of the art of taiko.

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