Los Angeles County Museum of Art: “Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art” ongoing

Bishamonten: Guardian King of the North, Heian period, 1124. Wood with pigments, Private collection. In this sculpture, real and mythical animals lend their power to Bishamonten, guardian king of the north. Of the four guardians of the cardinal directions, Bishamonten is the most important, as the greatest dangers are believed to come from the north. (Every Living Things: Animals in Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, through Dec. 8, 2019)

Forwarded for the Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art
September 22, 2019 – December 8, 2019
LACMA, Resnick Pavilion
5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles

Every Living Thing: Animals in Japanese Art celebrates one of the most distinctive and compelling aspects of Japanese art: the depiction of animals.

Underpinned by Japan’s unique spiritual heritage of Shintō and Buddhism, the Japanese reverence for nature — and the place of animals within that realm — is expressed in sculpture, painting, lacquer-work, ceramics, metalwork, cloisonné, and woodblock prints.

This exhibition is co-organized by the Japan Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington with special cooperation from the Tokyo National Museum.

This exhibition is part of Japan 2019, a series of events highlighting Japanese arts and culture in the U.S. throughout 2019.
For more information, please visit the LACMA’s website.