Sakura at ROM: Cherry Blossoms in the Japanese Collection

In-person event with slide presentation and Q&A
Co-presented with the Consulate-General of Japan in Toronto, in celebration of springtime and the cherry blossom season

Sakura at ROM: Cherry Blossoms in the Japanese Collection

by Dr. TAKESUE Akiko Bishop White Committee Associate Curator of Japanese Art & Culture, Royal Ontario Museum

Friday, May 10, 6:00 – 7:30PM (ET)
Doors open 5:30PM | Japan Foundation, Toronto Event Hall
Presented in English | Free admission | RSVP Required | Please register below

Cherry blossoms—sakura in Japanese—have been one of the most familiar flowers in Japanese life since ancient times to the present, with a symbolic meaning unique to them. While cherry blossom viewing has become a global phenomenon of the spring season, including in Toronto, a variety of works of art with the sakura motif from ROM’s Japanese collection—from paintings, prints, and photographs, to ceramics, lacquer ware, and even arms—will attest to the significance of the flower in Japanese culture.

Re-conceived re-productions of Hiroshige’s Sakura-themed prints from JFT collection to be displayed for this occasion at The Japan Foundation, Toronto