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Monday, June 1, 2015

Come to the Japanese Gallery

Come to the Japanese Gallery to contemplate this serene grove of bamboo painted by Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799).  Compared to trees in the forest, bamboo is relatively slight and unimposing, but bamboo is remarkably strong and flexible. Its robust root system and ability to bend with the wind allow bamboo to survive storms that topple trees. These features and bamboo’s simple but upright form have made it an enduring Asian symbol of endurance, resilience and integrity.

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