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

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

Honkan Room 10  February 17, 2015 (Tue) - March 15, 2015 (Sun)

  
Goldfish: A Hundred Terrifying Tales, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is one of the most renowned ukiyo-e artists of the late Edo period (1603-1868). His unique works have enjoyed much popularity in recent years. This exhibition showcases works by Kuniyoshi that prove his artistic talent and inventiveness. They include several series, including One Hundred and Eight Heroes from the Chinese Tale, The Water Margin, which won him his initial reputation, Scribblings of Actors on the Storehouse Wall, which depict caricature-style portraits of actors, and Goldfish, which features personified, comical goldfish. Also included in the lineup are landscapes incorporating aspects of Western art, vigorously executed and creative ukiyo-e prints of warriors, as well as prints for round fans depicting stylish women.

Current exhibit includes:
One Hundred and Eight Heroes from the Chinese Tale, The Water Margin: Zhang Shun, alias Fish Swimming against Wavesa, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century
Scribblings of Actors on the Storehouse Wall, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century
Goldfish: A Hundred Terrifying Tales, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century
Tametomo Rescued by Tengu Goblins Sent by Sanuki'in, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century