Thursday, February 19, 2015

Celebrate the Lunar New Year, Bay Area Style

Courtesan in her boudoir, approx. 1818–1825, by Utagawa Toyokuni (Japanese, 1769–1825). Hanging scroll; ink and colors on silk. John C. Weber Collection. Image © John Bigelow Taylor.

Celebrate the Asian Art Museum’s new exhibition “Seduction: Japan’s Floating World” at a provocative opening party, featuring tunes by DJ Proof and performance art by sex educator Midori. “Seduction” explores the hedonistic Edo period in Japan, taking visitors inside the walled pleasure city of Yoshiwara (present-day Tokyo). Opens Friday. 7-11 p.m. Thursday. Through May 10. $20. Asian Art Museum, 200 Larkin St., S.F.

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