A talk by:
Curator of Asian Art at The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art, National Museum of Asian Art
Born in the snow country of Fukushima prefecture, Saitō Kiyoshi (1907–1997) emerged as one of the most internationally recognized Japanese print artists of his generation. While his oeuvre encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, Saitō’s largest body of work was Winter in Aizu — a series of stark, monochromatic winter landscapes and village scenes of his birthplace. Through a consideration of the Aizu series and other designs, this talk will discuss Saitō’s skilful negotiation of his medium, his shifting approach to design, and his sense of place and identity.
This event is part of Beyond Tokyo series in Sakura Matsuri 2021 Year in Bloom. In this series, we promote regional prefectures in Japan and introduce their culture. For this event, we picked Daishichi “Kimoto Honjozo”(720mL), sake from Fukushima prefecture to pair with Saitō Kiyoshi’s art.
Daishichi Kimoto Honjozo sake info from DC Sake Co:
The Daishichi brewery, from Fukushima prefecture is one of the very few Brewery that produces all of their sake using the kimoto method. Kimoto method is traditional way of making sake, involving long wooden “oars” or paddles that are used to mash the rice. This tremendous amount of care given during the brewing process brings richness and umami driven flavor to this sake. Enjoy this sake in room temperature.
Note: Registration deadline for sake combined tickets: Sunday, April 25.
Note: Sake is available for pick up at the designated location in Van Ness on Monday, April 26 between 5 and 7 pm. (You will be notified of the exact pick-up location upon your registration.)
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