"Ukiyo-e and Fashion in the Edo Period: Ukiyo-e"
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 10 July 11, 2017 (Tue) - August 6, 2017 (Sun)
Kabuki theater (detail), By Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
The genre of ukiyo-e, which portrays the common people of the Edo period (1603–1868), initially consisted of 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. This exhibit features prints and paintings of summer scenes in Edo, such as fireworks, the Niwaka festival, and people cooling off in the heat, as well as prints on fans.
Current exhibit includes:
One Hundred Ghost Stories: Haunted House by Hayashiya Shozo, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century
Kabuki theater, By Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century (Important Cultural Property)
Cooling off in Boats under Ohashi, By Chobunsai Eishi, Edo period, 18th century