Today is my last full day in Florida. It’s another beautiful day, lots of sunshine, not too hot. Pittsburgh was 33 degrees yesterday.
Carol and I are planning to go to the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens to see The Faithful Samurai: Woodblock Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 – 1861), another busman’s holiday thing on my part and Carol humors me. This exhibition presents Kuniyoshi’s print designs of the 1830s and ’40s devoted to the attack by forty-seven retainers of the disgraced lord Asano Naganori on the mansion of their lord’s enemy, Kira Yoshinaka, an act which produced a steady outpouring of theatrical productions, woodblock prints, books and movies.