Everybody is loving this exhibition of woodblock prints from the "Floating World," or Ukiyo, the world inhabited by the urban pleasure-seekers of 17th and 18th century Japan.
"Aside from the most famous works (Hokusai’s The Great Wave is there), one can easily spend an afternoon indulging in the lines and blocks of color in any of the prints. These images of “the floating world” will stay with you after you’ve left the halls of SAAM and stepped outside into the more tangible beauty of Volunteer Park on a spring afternoon. " - Seattlest
"Fleeting Beauty" whisks you away from the work-a-day and into a fragile realm of pleasure and illusion." - Seattle P-I Blog
Fleeting Beauty: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Seattle Asian Art Museum
Through July 4, 2010