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April 15-June 25

Western culture became a major influence on Japan after Yokohama Port opened up the country to the world in 1859, but Japan also had much to offer the West. While Meiji Era (1867-1912) Japanese became interested in Western lifestyle choices and fashion, Japonism — the study and influence of Japanese art — boomed in Europe, with collectors seeking out ukiyo-e prints, ceramics and Japan-inspired works.

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