MATSURI! Japanese Festival Arts

October 13, 2002 to February 9, 2003

Joyously chaotic Japanese Shinto-Buddhist festivals known as matsuri are times of recounting history, procuring the blessings of the deities for a prosperous year, and building camaraderie with friends and neighbors. Featuring more than 250 textiles and exuberant works of art— including sculptures, screens, shrine adornments, and fantastic banners— this exhibition is the first of its kind to explore the pageantry of matsuri.