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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 8, 2019 (Wed) - June 2, 2019 (Sun)

  
Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets: Ogiya Hanaogi, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century

In the 17th century, painters started depicting the lives of commoners in a genre known as ukiyo-e. With the advent of new printing technology, these images began to be reproduced in high numbers, and ukiyo-e gradually spread to all layers of society. The addition of colorists to the publishers’ craftsmen also led to the birth of the color print in the mid-18th century.  From May 8–June 2, 2019, this gallery displays a chronological overview of technical developments in ukiyo-e. The exhibition first introduces works by Iwasa Matabei and Hishikawa Moronobu, who were both key figures in the early development of the genre, and continues with hand-colored monochrome pictures and multi-color prints.

Current exhibit includes:
Scenes from the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarters, By Hishikawa Moronobu, Edo period, 17th century
Renowned Beauties Likened to the Six Immortal Poets: Ogiya Hanaogi, By Kitagawa Utamaro, Edo period, 18th century
Famous Places of the Eastern Capital: Surugadai, By Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Edo period, 19th century