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Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e

"Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e"

Honkan Room 10  August 2, 2016 (Tue) - August 28, 2016 (Sun)

  
Goldfish: A Hundred Terrifying Tales (detail), By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century

The artistic genre of ukiyo-e portrayed the common people of the Edo period (1603–1868). Most ukiyo-e artworks were made using woodblock printing, with new carving and printing techniques leading to a rich variety of expression. This exhibition will include works that were used in place of hanging scrolls, including vertically-long works and those consisting of two vertically-joined sheets of paper, as well as works with unusual formats such as Above and Beneath the Bridge, which is made from a combination of six prints. Depictions of the Bon Odori festival, scenes of people cooling off by the riverside, and works with motifs associated with the summer, such as goldfish, will also be featured.

Current exhibit includes:
Above and Beneath the Bridge, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century
Goldfish: A Hundred Terrifying Tales,
By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century
Landscape of Kai Province Viewed Through the Cliffs under the Saruhashi Bridge,
By Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Edo period, 19th century (Important Art Object)
Genre Scenes,
Attributed to Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century (Private collection)