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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  July 12, 2016 (Tue) - July 31, 2016 (Sun)

  
Fireworks at Ryogoku (detail), By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century

The ukiyo-e genre of pictures developed as portrayals of people’s daily life through individual paintings, as well as mass-produced woodblock prints. This exhibit features seasonal themes, beginning with Enjoying the Cool at Sumida River, by an artist from the Miyagawa school, which specialized in ukiyo-e paintings. Themes for the ukiyo-e prints on view include the tanabata star festival, fireworks, mosquito nets, or cooling off, together with clematis and other summer flowers.

Current exhibit includes:
Drinking Sake Inside and Outside a Mosquito Net, By Torii Kiyomasu, Edo period, 18th century
Elegant Pleasures: The Scent of Flowers,
By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century
Fireworks at Ryogoku,
By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century
Enjoying the Cool at Sumida River,
By Miyagawa Choki, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)

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