6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
1050 Independence Ave SW
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 (Map)
Before the introduction of European fashions, Japan was a “world without pockets.” Men carried their belongings in small pouches suspended from their kimono with toggles, or netsuke, which were enviable symbols of status. Discover this traditional art through a discussion with Freer|Sackler Curator James Ulak and a demonstration by master netsuke carver Ryushi Komada. Offered in partnership with the Japanese Information and Culture Center.
The Freer|Sackler is open daily, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m., except December 25.
Admission is free.
The Freer|Sackler is located on the National Mall at 1050 Independence Ave SW. The Freer is closed for renovation through October 2017. Please enter the Sackler through the Haupt Garden.