The Guimet Museum was born from the great project of the industrialist, Emile Guimet (1836-1918), to create a museum of the religions of Egypt, classical antiquity and Asian countries. Travels in Egypt, Greece, then a world tour in 1876, with stages in Japan, China and India allowed him to gather important collections that he presented to Lyon from 1879. Reopened in January 2001 after four years of work, the Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet deploys its collections of Asian arts (India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Nepal and Tibet) which are among the richest people in the world.

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Fuji, land of snow

15 July 2020 12 October 2020
Inspiring many artists, Mount Fuji dominates the landscape of the Japanese archipelago. This figure gave rise to the first transcriptions of atmospheric variations by Hokusai, almost half a century before the light effects of Monet and Sisley. A pure triangle, the Fuji is a strong element in Japanese printmaking and later in young photography. Eternal on its sides, the snow challenges artists to use the paper left in...

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