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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 30, 2016 (Tue) - September 25, 2016 (Sun)

  
Ten Physiognomic Types of Women: Coquettish Type (detail), By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century (Important Cultural Property)

This exhibition showcases works by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861), who attracts much attention even today for his unique renderings demonstrated in his works with themes such as landscapes, warriors, and beauties. Also in the lineup are works befitting the time of the year when the season changes from summer to autumn. These include prints featuring chrysanthemums in relation to the Chrysanthemum Festival and paintings depicting night scenes with beauties of Shinagawa and Fukagawa in Edo (now Tokyo).

Current exhibit includes:
Mitate (Parody) of Kikujido (Immortal child), By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)
Precious Children's Games of the Five Festivals: Chrysanthemum Festival,
By Torii Kiyonaga, Edo period, 18th century
Ten Physiognomic Types of Women: Coquettish Type,
By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century (Important Cultural Property)
Eight Hundred Heroes from the Tale, The Water Margin of Japan: Miyamoto Musashi The Water Margin of Japan: Miyamoto Musashi,
By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century