Shunga Exhibition

Eisei-Bunko Museum

poster for Shunga Exhibition
[Image: Eisen Keisai "A Scene from the Tales of Genji"]

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Shunga is the name given to a particular genre of ukiyo-e in which humor and sexual explicitness coexist together in the same skillfully rendered image. These works have gained much acclaim internationally, and came under the spotlight again in Japan through the Tokyo National Museum’s exhibition “Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art!” On this occasion over 130 works are brought together from collections around the world, including that of the British Museum, Danish institutions and museums and private collectors of Japan. The exhibition introduces a key overview of the genre through hand-painted works, masterpieces of printmaking, miniature pieces and an easily digestible outline of the history and key features of Shunga.
Part 1: Sept. 19(Sat)-Nov. 1(Sun) Part 2: Nov.3(Tues)-Dec. 23(Wed)

[Related Events]
Lecture - Reflections on the Shunga Collection of London and Anticipation of that of Tokyo
Date: Sept. 20(Sun) 14:00-15:30
Speaker: Timothy Clark(British Museum Curator)
Venue: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo 4F Ampitheater
Admission: 5000 yen (inc. exhibition ticket)

Date: Nov. 28(Sat) 13:00-16:00
Moderator: Tadashi Kobayashi
Panelists: Monta Hayakawa, Naoyuki Kinoshita, Yukari Yamamoto, Aki Ishigami, Hidekazu Miyake
Venue: Wakeijuku Main Lecture Gall
Admission: 1500 yen



from September 19, 2015 to December 23, 2015
Exhibition Hours: 9:30-20:00. Until 18:00 on Sunday.



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