Coming home can be a wonderful thing. One of the places that always speaks to my heart is the Cincinnati Art Museum. When I was a child, it seemed like a rather dark, forbidding place. I’m not sure why. Maybe because it looked to me like a forbidden castle of some sort. Confidentially, as a child, my first choice for a museum visit was the Museum of Natural History, with its enormous, stuffed polar bear. It’s hard for even Egyptian artifacts to compete with an actual polar bear. But it wasn’t long before my loyalties switched.
I first wrote about the museum on the blog back in 2011. It’s fun to look back at that piece and see things I saw on this trip.
This time I brought my fancy camera instead of just my cell phone, and took so many pictures that you may see a couple blogs’ worth in the future.
The current ticketed exhibition is Dressed to Kill: Japanese Arms and Armor. I did a lot of research on nineteenth century Japan for The Abandoned Heart, and my son loves all things Japanese, as well. This is about the seventh or eighth museum visit we’ve taken just to see Japanese antiquities.
More, less terrifying photos, later…
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Thank you for sharing these wonderful Japanese art pieces.