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    The kid likes what he sees.

    The Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture was founded by Willard (Bill) Clark and his wife in 1995. Bill grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and attended the University of California in animal husbandry. In the 6th grade he saw a photo of a Japanese garden which inaugurated a life-long interest. With his wife, he visited Japan many times, bought some art eventually traveled with Sherman Lee, the director of the Cleveland Museum of Art and one of the US's great experts on Asian art. The rest, as they say, is history. Bill Clark remains dedicated to the rural farming community of Hanford, Ca (pop 52,000), where his collection is housed, and plans to keep it there.

    justaninja, ♪ Brigitte...Meh ♫, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. ♪ Brigitte...Meh ♫ 68 months ago | reply

      LOL

      i was like what the heck is that guy doing??!?!?!

      now you dont see that every day :D

      great shot

    2. lao_ren100 68 months ago | reply

      Hi ♪ Brigitte...Meh ♫. He's checking out the courtesan passing by on the scroll to the left. Really! Thanks for the fave.

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    3. lao_ren100 66 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave, orientalex.

    4. sugarpacketchad 65 months ago | reply

      This is Really Cool!

    5. lao_ren100 65 months ago | reply

      Thanks, sugarpacketchad. He's oggling a babe who is strolling in the accompanying scroll. Really.

    6. lao_ren100 52 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave, maiko child

    7. lao_ren100 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave, theyearofthetiger.

    8. lao_ren100 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks, sugarpacketchad!

    9. lao_ren100 46 months ago | reply

      Hsuanyun Chang: thanks!

    10. lao_ren100 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave, =:B

    11. lao_ren100 37 months ago | reply

      Thanks, bittermelon

    12. lao_ren100 33 months ago | reply

      Thank you, 南山

    13. lao_ren100 32 months ago | reply

      Thanks, zoecmw

    14. lao_ren100 32 months ago | reply

      wheelersst, join the crowd. Thanks!

    15. lao_ren100 31 months ago | reply

      Thanks, itsjblopez

    16. lao_ren100 17 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the fave, SatO ichi

    17. lao_ren100 9 months ago | reply

      Thanks, James

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