New exhibit features Japanese art at Meijer Gardens

Pottery featured at the Treasure from Japan exhibit at Frederick Meijer Gardens. (Jan. 30, 2015)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Frederick Meijer Gardens is opening a new exhibit featuring iconic Japanese art.

“Splendors of Shiga: Treasures from Japan” exhibit opens to the public on Friday and features more than 75 iconic works of art, most of which have never been seen outside of Japan.

Pottery featured at the Treasure from Japan exhibit at Frederick Meijer Gardens. (Jan. 30, 2015)
(Pottery featured at the Treasure from Japan exhibit at Frederick Meijer Gardens)

Some of the items on display include hand-painted scrolls, centuries-old Buddhist statues, ancient kimonos and pottery.

The exhibition features works from three different seasons from Michigan’s sister state, Shiga.

The exhibit coincides with the opening of The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden this summer.

To learn more about the new exhibit watch the interview with Chief Curator Joseph Becherer by clicking on the video player above.

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Online: Frederick Meijer Gardens

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