Courtesan under Cherry Blossoms (detail), By Utagawa Toyoharu, Edo period, 19th century
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 10
March 15, 2016 (Tue) - April 10, 2016 (Sun)
There are many ukiyo-e works with a seasonal feel. This exhibition comprises works featuring cherry blossoms, which are symbolic of the spring. Under the theme of cherry blossoms, it showcases a variety of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, many of which depict places in Edo (now Tokyo), such as Ueno, that were popular spots for cherry-blossom viewing. Other works include depictions of beauties and genre scenes, as well as flowers and birds with references to cherry blossoms.
Current exhibit includes:
Courtesan under Cherry Blossoms, By Utagawa Toyoharu, Edo period, 19th century
Cherry Blossom Viewing in Ueno, By Miyagawa Choki, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART)
In and Out of the Fence at Night, By Kubo Shunman, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)