One of Yayoi Kusama’s polka-dotted dogs, on show at “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington. Photo: Cori and Tony Bates
Philip Kennicott
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The Collector by Philip Kennicott

‘Interspecies erotica’ and exotic animals illustrate Japan’s history of cultural exchange at Washington gallery

  • The Life of Animals in Japanese Art at the National Gallery of Art takes a thematic approach to explore the breadth of Japanese creation
  • Rich and intellectually rewarding, the show features textiles, ceramics, armour, weapons, masks, figurines and dishware

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One of Yayoi Kusama’s polka-dotted dogs, on show at “The Life of Animals in Japanese Art” exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, in Washington. Photo: Cori and Tony Bates
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