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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  April 12, 2016 (Tue) - May 8, 2016 (Sun)

  
Yamanba and Kintaro: Sake Cup (detail), By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)

This exhibition showcases works with a seasonal feel. They include prints related to the Boys’ Festival in May, one of the Five Seasonal Festivals, as well as other works with heroic themes featuring warriors, sumo wrestlers, and the legendary boy Kintaro, who possessed supernatural strength. Also included in the lineup are works featuring seasonal flowers such as kerria and wisteria, which come into bloom after cherry blossoms. In addition, the series Sixty-nine Stations of Kiso Kaido Highway by Keisai Eisen (1791–1848) and Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) will be featured successively beginning with this exhibition. This first exhibition shows prints that depict the first few stations of the highway starting from the very first station, Nihonbashi.

Current exhibit includes:
Mitate (Parody) of the Village of Yamabuki, By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century
Yamanba and Kintaro: Sake Cup,
By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)
Sumo Wrestlers Tanikaze, Edogasaki, and Kashiwado,
By Katsukawa Shunko, Edo period, 18th century
Sixty-nine Stations of Kiso Kaido Highway, Sequel 1: Snowy Dawn at Nihonbashi Station,
By Keisai Eisen, Edo period, 19th century