Art: Ambassadors of Good Will

Not so long ago, Japan dreamed of sending war lords to govern the U.S. from Washington. This year, with old enmities fading fast, Japan's postwar rulers dispatched a different set of emissaries across the Pacific: 91 examples of her finest painting and sculpture, carefully packaged for a nationwide good-will tour of the U.S. In the past five months the show has drawn fascinated crowds in Washington and Manhattan; last fortnight, before doubling back to Chicago and Boston, the exhibition arrived aboard a specially refrigerated freight car for a four-week stay at the Seattle...

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