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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  April 18, 2017 (Tue) - May 14, 2017 (Sun)

  
Kintaro (detail), By Katsukawa Shun'ei, Edo period, 18th century

The genre of ukiyo-e, which portrays the common people of the Edo period (1603–1868), initially consisted of only hand-painted works. Mass production of ukiyo-e later became possible through woodblock printing, while advances in carving and printing techniques eventually led to the creation of multi-colored prints called nishiki-e. In addition to hand-painted works, this exhibition will feature prints with seasonal motifs such as wisteria, as well as the legendary figures Zhong Kui and Kintaro, who are associated with the Boy’s Festival held annually on the 5th day of the 5th month.

Current exhibit includes:
Banner for the Festival in the Fifth Month, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, dated 1849
Kintaro,
By Katsukawa Shun'ei, Edo period, 18th century
Ushiwakamaru and Princess Joruri,
By Torii Kiyonaga, Edo period, 18th century