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A Royal Robe

A Japanese nobleman's coat is part of an exhibit called Edo-Art in Japan 1615-1868 that is opening at Washington's National Gallery of Art on Sunday Nov. 15, 1998.

From the world's tiniest kite to acrobatics by Tokyo's firefighters, a once-in-a-lifetime view of Japan opens at the gallery. The objects on display go back to the age before Americans opened the isolated country to the outside world nearly 150 years ago.

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