On October 20, the exhibition “Ukiyo-e, the Finest Japanese Prints” was officially opened at the Cinquantenaire Museum, in the presence of Ambassador Ishii, Mrs. Ishii and others. Ms. Alexandra De Poorter, Director ad interim of the Royal Museums of Art and History and Ambassador Ishii held welcoming speeches, followed by a commentary on the exhibition by curator Ms. Nathalie Vandeperre. This exhibition, held on the occasion of the 150 Years of Friendship between Japan and Belgium, boasts the largest and most valuable collection of Japanese woodblock prints on display since the ukiyo-e exhibition of Europalia, held in 1989. The invitees enjoyed the many precious ukiyo-e from the collection of the Royal Museums of Art and History. The Exhibition will be held until February 12, 2017.