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KANTO

‘The Lady and the Unicorn’

The National Art Center, Tokyo

by Delilah Romasanta

Staff Writer

Widely considered one of the greatest artworks of the European Middle Ages, “The Lady and the Unicorn” tapestries have only once before been lent out of France by the Musée de Cluny in Paris. This summer, the work goes overseas for the first time since 1973 to come to The National Art Center, Tokyo.

At 22 meters long, “The Lady and the Unicorn” comprises six tapestries, each of which depict a woman, a lion and a unicorn on a red background. Five of the tapestries represent the five senses, but the meaning of the sixth remains mystery for viewers to decide for themselves; till July 15.

The National Art Center, Tokyo; (03) 5777-8600; 7-22-2 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo; Nogizaka Station, Chiyoda Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri. till 8 p.m.). ¥1,500. Closed Tue. (except April 30). www.nact.jp