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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  March 22, 2017 (Wed) - April 16, 2017 (Sun)

  
Cherry Blossoms in the Moonlight in the Yoshiwara Pleasure District (detail), By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Edo period, 19th century

Many works of ukiyo-e feature seasonal tastes. This exhibition introduces ukiyo-e prints and paintings with cherry blossoms portrayed through various themes, especially scenic places in Edo (now Tokyo) known for cherry blossoms, including Shinagawa, Gotenyama, Yoshiwara, Asukayama, and Sumidagawa river.

Current exhibit includes:
Cherry Blossoms in the Moonlight in the Yoshiwara Pleasure District, By Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), Edo period, 19th century
Courtesan and Her Attendant under a Cherry Tree, By Chobunsai Eishi, Edo period, 18th century
Cherry Blossom Viewing at Mimeguri, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, dated 1799
Cherry Blossom Viewing at Kinryuzan, By Chobunsai Eishi, Edo period, 18th century