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Waves at Matsushima

Matsushima in the Rain Futago Island, Matsushima

Zaimoku Island, Matsushima Matsushima in the Moonlight Godaidō, Matsushima

Sailboats at Matsushima Spring Rain at Matsushima Matsushima

Generations of artists have depicted the natural beauty of the Bay of Matsushima, with its hundreds of picturesque islands covered with pine trees. This selection of woodblock prints shows how various artists in the early twentieth century interpreted the quiet splendor of Matsushima.


As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.