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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  January 30, 2018 (Tue) - February 25, 2018 (Sun)

  
Allusion to the Noh Play Hachinoki (Potted Trees), By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century

In the early Edo period (1603–1868), ukiyo-e, which depicted common people, consisted only of paintings. A method of woodblock printing was later devised and mass production of ukiyo-e became possible. Eventually, a method of producing multicolored nishiki-e prints was established following the development of carving and printing techniques.
This exhibition comprises mainly of woodblock prints with a wintry feel featuring snow and plum blossoms. Also included in the lineup are hand-painted works depicting scenes befitting this season, such as genre scenes of the four seasons and a beauty keeping herself warm in the kotatsu foot warmer.

Current exhibit includes:
Allusion to the Noh Play Hachinoki (Potted Trees), By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century
The Actors Ichikawa Komazo II and Yamashita Kinsaku II in the Noh Play
Hachinoki (Potted Trees), By Ippitsusai Buncho, Edo period, 18th century (Important Art Object)
Famous Places of the Eastern Capital: The Plum Garden at Kameido Shrine,
By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, 19th century (Gift of Mr. Takahashi Yasushi)
Mountains and Rivers of the Kiso Highway,
By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1857

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