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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Hiroshige and the fan, a journey through 19th century Japan

15 February 2023 29 May 2023
The Musée Guimet presents for the first time in France a unique group of prints by Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) intended to decorate fans. Produced between the 1830s and 1850s, they are among the rarest and most elaborate of the artist's work, one of the last great Japanese artists of the Edo period. These fan leaves reveal the graphic inventiveness and These fan leaves reveal the graphic inventiveness and diversity...

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