Art: Yen for Art

Of the countless G.I.s who spent a tour of duty in Japan, few failed to load up on souvenirs. But only a handful of Americans realized what a collector's paradise was within their reach. Among the enthusiastic exceptions are the two Hauge brothers, Victor and Osborne, who with Osborne's wife Gratia were sent to Tokyo at the end of World War II, promptly fell in love with oriental ways and decided that the key to the mysterious East is its art.

Last week, in the American University's Watkins Gallery in Washington, D.C., the windfall result of their modest collecting spree was...

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