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A Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints
From 1639 to 1854, Japan and it's culture were unknown to the Western world, a result of over two centuries of self-imposed isolation. The first glimpse many Westerners had of this hidden world came through a distinctively Japanese art form - colorful woodblock prints called ukiyo-e (oo-key-yo-eh) that had been reproduced by the thousands over the previous century. On today's Thinking Aloud, we're discussing the exhibit titled: Windows on a Hidden World: Japanese Woodblock Prints from the BYU Museum of Art Collection. We're talking to scholars of Japanese literature, art and culture, as well as the curator and designer of the exhibit.—Original airdate: 9/26/2008

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