FIA book discussions focus on works of fiction and non-fiction related to art, art museums, or FIA collections. The first meeting for each book sets the stage by exploring artists and artwork related to the selected book. Two weeks later, the book is discussed. These free programs are offered on Wednesdays at 1:30p in Isabel Hall.

The Street of a Thousand Blossoms

By Gail Tsukiyama

Part 1: Art History Presentation

May 24 • 1:30p

Part 2: Book Discussion

June 7 • 1:30p

Isabel Hall 

It is Tokyo in 1939. On the Street of a Thousand Blossoms, two orphaned brothers dream of a future firmly rooted in tradition. The older boy, Hiroshi, shows early signs of promise at the national obsession of sumo wrestling, while Kenji is fascinated by the art of Noh theater masks. But as the ripples of war spread to their quiet neighborhood, the brothers must put their dreams on hold―and forge their own paths in a new Japan.

Books are available in the Museum Shop.

Discussion Questions PDF