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“A Profusion of Flowers: The Language of Flowers and the Encyclopedia of Flowers”

Yamatane Museum of Art;

by Delilah Romasanta

Staff Writer

This exhibition features pieces that highlight a Japanese interpretation of beauty within flowers, and is divided into three sections: flowers and people in narrative tales, flowers and birds as Utopian visions, and flowers of the four seasons. The works will be juxtaposed with waka poetry and quotations concerning flowers. Altogether, the pieces will provide attendees a deeper understanding of the beauty and importance of flowers; April 6-June 2.

Yamatane Museum of Art; (03) 5405-8686; 3-12-36 Hiroo, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Ebisu Station, Hibiya Line. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Mon. (except April 29, 30, May 6), May 7. www.yamatane-museum.jp