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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  October 27, 2015 (Tue) - November 23, 2015 (Mon)

  
Beauty Looking Back (detail), By Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century

The genre of ukiyo-e is divided into prints and paintings, with this exhibition featuring a superb example of the latter: Beauty Looking Back by Hishikawa Moronobu. Additionally, the history of ukiyo-e will be traced through works by Suzuki Harunobu from the time when multi-colored prints were invented, depictions of beauties by Kitagawa Utamaro from the “Golden Age” of ukiyo-e, and series of landscape prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, respectively, from the late Edo period in the 19th century. Works with charming depictions of autumn will also be included.

Current exhibit includes:
Beauty Looking Back, By Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century
Mitate (Parody) of Young Man as Ebisu (God of Good Fortune),
By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)
Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji: Shichirigahama, Sagami Province,
By Katsushika Hokusai, Edo period, 19th century