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Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e

"Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 10  January 2, 2015 (Fri) - January 25, 2015 (Sun)

  
Scenes Along Sumida River, By Chobunsai Eishi, Edo period, 19th century

This exhibition features paintings and prints associated with the New Year season. These include scenes of a celebratory manzai performance, the game of battledore and shuttlecock, and people exchanging New Year greetings. Also included in the lineup are woodblock prints with spring-themed poems that were created at New Year poetry parties. In the Edo period, these prints, which had illustrations of felicitous plum trees or hawks, were customarily given out to acquaintances. Other works depict Mount Fuji and scenes of the first sunrise of the year at Futamigaura beach, as well as auspicious motifs such as the Seven Gods of Good Fortune.

Current exhibit includes:
Manzai Dance for New Year Celebration, Edo period, 18th century
One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Suruga-cho, By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1856
Scenes Along Sumida River, By Chobunsai Eishi, Edo period, 19th century
Mitate (Parody) of the Soga Brothers Confronting Kudo Suketsune Who Murdered Their Father, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 1 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Scenes of the Twelve Months by Toyohiro and Toyokuni: First Month By Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) Edo period, dated 1801 (Kyowa 1) A-10569-5046 大判 錦絵 3枚続のうち