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Kiyochika: Master of the Night

Summer Moon at Imado, Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847–1915), Japan, 1881, Woodblock print; ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection


The Washington Post, “Art review: ‘Kiyochika: Master of the Night’” By Michael O’Sullivan

Blouin ArtInfo, “Shows That Matter: Kiyochika's Prints Show Tokyo in Transition” by Alanna Martinez

Washington Diplomat, “’Master of the Night’ Sheds Light on City’s Transformation,” by Sarah Alaoui

McClatchy, “A forgotten Japanese ‘master of light’ printmaker, Kiyochika, finally gets his due,” by Tish Wells

Smithsonian Magazine, “Tokyo in Transition: Woodblock Prints Cast an Ambiguous Light on Japan's Modernization” by Kirstin Fawcett

We are excited to reopen the Freer on October 7, 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.