Exhibitions: A Bird's-Eye View

Few nations have made art so much a part of life as Japan. Everything from tea drinking to wrestling and archery has been given its place in the esthetic hierarchy. And at the summit are those art masterpieces deemed worthy of the title "national treasures." In fact, they are almost never allowed out of the country.

All of which makes the current exhibition of Japanese artworks, the most important to be sent overseas since World War II, an historic occasion. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the $4,000,000 display...

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