The Chester Beatty Library’s collection of Japanese Surimono woodblock prints is considered among the finest in the world.  

A selection of these masterpieces are currently on display at the Library in a special exhibition to mark 60 years of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Japan. The lavish works combining poetry and designs by leading artists were produced during the flourishing literary culture of eighteenth century Edo Japan. 

The Art of Friendship: Japanese Surimono Prints - Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, 3 March - 27 August 2017