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Part of a Sunday at the Met held in conjunction with the exhibition Designing Nature: The Rinpa Aesthetic in Japanese Art, on view May 26, 2012–January 13, 2013, this lecture features Yukio Lippit, Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard University.
Recorded September 30, 2012
The exhibition is made possible by The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Foundation.
The catalogue is made possible by the Richard and Geneva Hofheimer Memorial Fund.
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The open book on the box illustrates an episode from Chapter 47 of The Tale of Genji, Agemaki (Trefoil Knots), in which Kaoru, Prince Niou, and other courtiers play musical instruments during an autumn boat ride up the Uji River.
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