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Japan’s ‘Master of the Night’

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To experience Kobayashi Kiyochika’s woodblock prints depicting a 19th-century Tokyo in flux is to experience the foreshadowing of film noir.

Cherry-Picked: How to Maximize DC’s 100th Cherry Blossom Festival

The five-week National Cherry Blossom Festival kicks off today, and Washington D.C. is in full bloom. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Tokyo’s gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the U.S. capital, and the festival will be bigger and better to celebrate the centennial in style, featuring scores of events and activities that highlight Japanese culture. Susan O’Keefe,…

Tibet Comes to Washington

Contributing editor Jim Conaway has always wanted to visit Tibet. Fortunately, he says, it’s come to him via two exhibits now on display in Washington, D.C. I once met the Dalai Lama, in the mid-Eighties. I was a reporter for the Washington Post’s Style section and the Dalai Lama was in town drumming up support…

The Book of Omens

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Traveler contributing editor Jim Conaway explores the latest exhibit from D.C.’s Sackler Gallery. You don’t have to believe in divination to be transported by a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C., “Falnama: The Book of Omens.” Gorgeous pages from what could be described as royalty’s self-help manuals for fortune-telling…