Sieboldhuis Leiden

Lily in Japan

14 juni t/m 25 augustus 2013

The Siebold Huis in Leiden will exhibit 15 Japanese portraits by Lily, together with various items she brought back from her stay in Japan in 1937. The Lily exhibition will coincide with the exhibition `Het snoer der ontferming, Louis Couperus in Japan.’ (`the Chain of Mercy, Louis Couperus in Japan’) at the Siebold Huis. The Dutch writer, Louis Couperus (1863-1923) and Lily Eversdijk Smulders (1903-1994) spent half a year in pre-WW II Japan: Lily visited Japan 15 years later than Couperus, but both of them were in Japan from early spring until late October.