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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  March 17, 2015 (Tue) - April 12, 2015 (Sun)

  
Beauties Smoking under Cherry Tree, By Kubo Shunman, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)

Various ukiyo-e prints and paintings depicting cherry blossoms will be displayed. The focus will be on famous cherry-blossom-viewing sites in Edo (now Tokyo) such as Ueno, Gotenyama, Yoshiwara, Asukayama, and the Sumida River. Works that take Dojoji Temple (also famous for its blossoms) as their theme as well as "bird and flower" and "beautiful women of the day" prints featuring cherry blossoms will also be exhibited.

Current exhibit includes:
Beauties Smoking under Cherry Tree, By Kubo Shunman, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)
One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Suijin Shrine and Massaki by Sumida River, By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1856
Asukayama, By Kuwagata Keisai, Edo period, 19th century

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