"Edo Miyage: A Selection of Ukiyo-e Works" Exhibition
This event has ended.
The multicolored ukiyo-e woodblock prints known as "azuma nishiki-e" were a symbol of Edo mercantile culture (as opposed to the high culture of Kyoto), and were enormously popular as gifts and souvenirs for those who lived in the countryside. This exhibition, held in conjunction with the Jakuchu Ito "Another World" exhibition, showcases over 60 well-known ukiyo-e works by artists like Utamaro and Sharaku.
[Image: Hokusai Katsushika, "36 Views of Mount Fuji: Great Wave off Kanagawa" (1831-3), collection of the Chiba Museum of Art]