MetCollects—Episode 11: John Carpenter on Amusements at Higashiyama in Kyoto

"What does a world at peace look like?" John Carpenter on Amusements at Higashiyama in Kyoto

Amusements at Higashiyama in Kyoto, ca. 1620s. Kano School. Edo period (1615–1868). Pair of six-panel screens; ink, color, gold, mica, and gold leaf on paper. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, 2013 Benefit Fund and Mary and James G. Wallach Foundation Gift, 2014 (2014.491.1, .2)

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Director: Christopher Noey
Producer and Editor: Sarah Cowan
Camera: Jonathan Nichols, Jessica Glass
Lighting: Ned Hallick
Production Assistants: Kate Farrell, Lisa Rifkind, Stephanie Wuertz
Audio Recording: David Raymond
Music: Austin Fisher


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