Lasting Impressions presents sixty of the finest Japanese prints in the Read-Simms Collection at the Gibbes Museum of Art.

Amassed by Motte Alston Read of Charleston and his sister Mary Read Hume Simms of New Orleans during the first two decades of the twentieth century— a period dubbed the “Golden Age” of Japanese print collecting in America—the collection is one of the earliest of its kind in the Southeast and offers the full range of popular print subjects created by master ukiyo-e artists of the Edo Period in Japan.

Image Credit: KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI (1760–1849) South Wind, Clear Dawn (Red Fuji) from the series Thirty-six Views of Fuji,ca. 1831–33. Color woodblock print, 10 ⅛ x 15 inches. Image courtesy of Gibbes Museum of Art