Welcome to the Clark Center for
Japanese Art and Culture


Sep. 5, 2014
Clark Center will close in summer 2015

Calendar of Events:

Sep. 2 – Dec. 6, 2014
33 Dances: Japanese Calligraphy from the 16th to the 19th Century

This exhibition was organized under the auspices of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Saturday, Sep. 6, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Demonstration and Experience of Sado: The Way of Tea
Participate in Bonryaku Temae, a simple way of preparing Japanese green tea on a tray, and enjoy tea and sweets at the studio in our Bonsai Garden. Dr. Tomoko Kozasa, tea master of the Urasenke School and Japanese Minor Coordinator at CSU Fresno, will explain a simplified method of aesthetic practice and demonstrate how to enjoy matcha (powdered green tea) as a calm perspective in your daily life.

Free with paid admission to the museum ($5 for adult). Limited to 10 persons/ session.
No reservation necessary.

This event is supported by The Bertha and John Garabedian Charitable Foundation.

Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27 - 28, 2014
Clark Center closed for Thanksgiving

Dec. 9, 2014 - Feb. 9, 2015
Gallery closed to the public but Gift Shop remains open except Dec. 24, 25, 31, 2014 and Jan. 1, 2015


The Clark Center is proud to announce a new 96-page catalogue, Modern Twist: Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Art, that accompanies the nation-wide exhibition tour.

The Clark Center is proud to announce the 192-page publication Kamisaka Sekka: Rinpa Traditionalist, Modern Designer that reproduces Kamisaka Sekka’s most celebrated books from the collection of the Clark Center (San Francisco: Pomegranate, 2012).


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Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 12:30–5 pm. Closed on national holidays and during the month of July, August, December and January.
General admission: $5 for adults, $3 for students with valid ID. Children 12 and under free. Some exhibitions with surcharge.
Weekly docent tours are held Saturdays at 1 pm.
(559) 582-4915.