Sample text for The influence of Japanese art on design / Hannah Sigur.

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One hot and muggy July day, Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry of the United States Navy sailed four black ships into Uraga Bay near the Shogun's capital city of Edo, forcibly terminating nearly 250 years of Japa nese self-imposed semi-isolation.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Decorative arts -- United States -- Japanese influences.
Decorative arts -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Art, Japanese -- Influence.