Tommorow (Sunday 15 June) is the last day to see "The Genius of Japanese Lacquer: Masterworks by Shibata Zeshin" at the Japan Society. Don't miss this gorgeous exhibition:http://www.japansociety.org/event_detail?eid=6ed0fa8d
"Shibata Zeshin (1807–1891) is history’s greatest lacquer artist, recognized worldwide for his exquisitely detailed lacquered boxes, panels, sword mounts, and other objects, as well as scrolls painted in both ink and lacquer. In addition to his mastery of traditional techniques, Zeshin developed a range of daring new lacquer textures and finishes imitating rusty iron, rough seas, patinated bronze, and even the delicate grain of Chinese rosewood. With The Genius of Japanese Lacquer: Masterworks by Shibata Zeshin, Japan Society presents the finest collection of the artist’s works ever assembled outside of Japan."