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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  September 29, 2015 (Tue) - October 25, 2015 (Sun)

  
Actor Morita Kan'ya VIII as Uguisu no Jirosaku, the Palanquin Bearer (detail), By Toshusai Sharaku, Edo period, dated 1794 (Important Cultural Property)

This exhibition showcases works related to Kabuki, such as those depicting Kabuki actors by renowned ukiyo-e artists Toshusai Sharaku and Utagawa Toyokuni. Also included in the lineup are depictions of beauties by Utagawa Kunisada and prints featuring subjects related to China and India.

Current exhibit includes:
Actor Morita Kan'ya VIII as Uguisu no Jirosaku, the Palanquin Bearer, By Toshusai Sharaku, Edo period, dated 1794 (Important Cultural Property)
Tennojiya Riko (Actor Yamashita Kinsaku II as the Maid Okane),
By Toshusai Sharaku, Edo period, dated 1794
Actors on Stage: Koraiya,
By Utagawa Toyokuni, Edo period, dated 1795
Yanone Goro,
By Torii Kiyonaga, Edo period, dated 1810 (Important Art Object, Lent by Jyoujuin, Tokyo)

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