Kendall Brown is Professor of Asian Art History at California State University Long Beach. He received B.A. and M.A. degrees in History and Art History from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in Art History from Yale University. He publishes actively in several areas of Japanese art as well as on Japanese-style gardens in North America. He was a co-founder and past president of the North American Japanese Garden Association. He has curated exhibitions for several American museums, exploring topics from modern woodblock prints and Art Deco to lacquer makers’ tools. He is currently working on an exhibition of Japanese sheet music cover illustration.