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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  May 16, 2017 (Tue) - June 11, 2017 (Sun)

  
Actor Nakamura Nakazo, from the Series "Azuma Ogi"(detail), By Katsukawa Shunsho Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)

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.

Current exhibit includes:
Actor Nakamura Nakazo, from the Series "Azuma Ogi", By Katsukawa Shunsho Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)
Umaya Riverbank in the Eastern Capital of Edo, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi Edo period, 19th century
One Hundred Famous Places of Edo: Irises at Horikiri, By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1857
Collected Street Scenes: Odawaracho, By Katsushika Hokusai Edo period, ca.1825