Taisho Era Screens and Scrolls

13 March - 10 April 2015

Asia Week in New York - March 13 through March 21 this year - is the city's greatest event for lovers of Asian art of every kind, with museum exhibitions, lectures, auctions, and over 50 gallery shows on the Upper East Side and across Manhattan.


Our gallery exhibition during Asia Week, Taisho Era Screens and Scrolls, features folding screens and hanging scrolls from the Taisho era (1912-26), a time of great change for Japan and its arts when superb works were created for the domestic market, in contrast to the export-oriented output during the preceding Meiji era (1868-1912). Though most painters of the Taisho and early Showa eras typically remained focused on traditional themes, their work often experiments with new materials and perspectives and shows Western influences.