Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art

Japanese Rinpa Screens

Explore a selection of screens painted in the Rinpa style, an integral part of traditional Japanese interiors. These three-dimensional, folded screens play with perception, cleverly tricking the eye so that scenes of undulating dragons, stormy seas and elegant foliage come to life.


What began with a gift in 1912 at the Tidal Basin is now a four-week extravaganza spanning Washington, DC, and neighboring communities in Maryland and Virginia. From exciting events to convenient hotels, delectable Cherry Picks restaurants, vibrant Art in Bloom installations, and a jaw-dropping City in Bloom to joyful Petal Porches, see the Washington, DC area as you can only see it once a year!

Explore the Festival's Roots

Travel to Japan is open once again, and we invite you experience and explore Japan firsthand. Learn more about the Festival partners who would love to help you plan your trip!