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Robert O Collection

"Robert O: A Man of Many Roles and Contributions" From the captivating woodblock prints depicting historical events like Chushingura to his diplomatic endeavors

Background imageRobert O Collection: Setsugekka/Oborozuki, January 10, 1900 (ink and colour on paper)

Setsugekka/Oborozuki, January 10, 1900 (ink and colour on paper)
8599103 Setsugekka/Oborozuki, January 10, 1900 (ink and colour on paper) by Chikanobu, Toyohara (1838-1912); 32.1x21.6 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Background imageRobert O Collection: Cat Of Okazaki (Okazaki Neko), 1893 (ink and colour on paper)

Cat Of Okazaki (Okazaki Neko), 1893 (ink and colour on paper)
8599106 Cat Of Okazaki (Okazaki Neko), 1893 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika, Toyohara (1835-1900); 35.6x24.7 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Background imageRobert O Collection: Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune)

Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month
8599107 Re Brigade, Ninth Group (Kubangumi): (Ichimura Kakitsu IV as) Reizaburō the Little Fox (Kogitsune), 8th month, 1866 (ink and colour on paper) by Kunichika

Background imageRobert O Collection: Zen Patriarch With A Cat, 1878 (ink and colour on paper)

Zen Patriarch With A Cat, 1878 (ink and colour on paper)
8599105 Zen Patriarch With A Cat, 1878 (ink and colour on paper) by Zeshin, Shibata (1807-91); 16--22.8 cm; Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution

Background imageRobert O Collection: Chushingura, Yuranosuke in retirement (woodblock print, ink and color on paper)

Chushingura, Yuranosuke in retirement (woodblock print, ink and color on paper)
425479 Chushingura, Yuranosuke in retirement (woodblock print, ink and color on paper) by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915); Arthur M

Background imageRobert O Collection: Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper)

Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper)
7272743 Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper) by Chikanobu, Toyohara (1838-1912); 35.9--71.6 cm; Arthur M

Background imageRobert O Collection: Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper)

Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper)
425510 Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper) by Chikanobu, Toyohara (1838-1912); 35.9 -- 71.6 cm; Arthur M

Background imageRobert O Collection: Tearful goodbye of the beaten commander, 1894 (woodblock print, ink and color on paper)

Tearful goodbye of the beaten commander, 1894 (woodblock print, ink and color on paper)
425480 Tearful goodbye of the beaten commander, 1894 (woodblock print, ink and color on paper) by Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915); 36.5x23.8 cm; Arthur M

Background imageRobert O Collection: Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper)

Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper)
425511 Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink & colour on paper) by Chikanobu, Toyohara (1838-1912); 35.9 -- 71.6 cm; Arthur M

Background imageRobert O Collection: Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink and color on paper)

Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink and color on paper)
425509 Take no hitofushi, Yaguchi, 1897 (woodblock print, ink and color on paper) by Chikanobu, Toyohara (1838-1912); 35.9 -- 71.6 cm; Arthur M


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"Robert O: A Man of Many Roles and Contributions" From the captivating woodblock prints depicting historical events like Chushingura to his diplomatic endeavors, it has left an indelible mark on various realms. In Yuranosuke in retirement, a mesmerizing woodblock print, ink and color on paper masterpiece, we catch a glimpse of his appreciation for Japanese culture and history. Another remarkable artwork by Yaguchi titled Take no hitofushi showcases Robert O's admiration for traditional art forms. The intricate details in this woodblock print, ink & color on paper piece reflect his deep understanding and respect for the craft. However, Robert O is not just a connoisseur of art; he is also an accomplished diplomat. As U. S. Ambassador to Indonesia, he played a pivotal role in strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations. Cutting the cake at Embassy Jakarta or discussing U. S policies with Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs demonstrate his commitment to fostering international cooperation. His dedication extends beyond diplomacy as well. Standing alongside President Joko Widodo during discussions chaired by Assistant Secretary of State highlights his involvement in shaping higher education policies globally. Throughout his career, it has worked closely with influential figures such as U. S Deputy Secretary James Steinberg and U. S Ambassador to the OSCE Ian Kelly. These collaborations exemplify his ability to forge meaningful connections across borders. Whether appreciating Japanese art or contributing to global affairs, Robert O's multifaceted persona shines through each endeavor he undertakes. His passion for cultural heritage combined with diplomatic finesse makes him an exceptional individual who leaves an enduring impact wherever he goes.