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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 2, 2019 (Wed) - January 27, 2019 (Sun)

  
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: Mild Breeze on a Fine Day, By Katsushika Hokusai, Edo period, 19th century

The genre of art called ukiyo-e depicted the everyday people of the Edo period (1603–1868). Early in this period, ukiyo-e consisted solely of hand-painted works. Later, mass-production was carried out through woodblock printing, while advances in carving and printing techniques led to the creation of brilliant, multicolor prints. The present exhibition features ukiyo-e celebrating the New Year with scenes of Mount Fuji, the first sunrise of the year, and auspicious deities. Elaborate prints specially commissioned for this time of year are also included.

Current exhibit includes:
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: Mild Breeze on a Fine Day, By Katsushika Hokusai, Edo period, 19th century
Mitate (Allusion to) the Soga Brothers' Confrontation, By Kitagawa Utamaro Edo period, 18th century
Scenes along the Sumida River, By Chobunsai Eishi, Edo period, 19th century

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