Floating World

Arts Trends & Culture - June 18th, 2013

Ukiyo-e: Floating World from the Saito Collection

You can’t have escaped the Great Wave Off Kanagawa (depicted above) or indeed many other famous ukiyo-e prints and their reproductions in Japan, but this exhibition hopes to take you closer and give you a bit more history.

The Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, in Marunouchi district, will present a special ukiyo-e exhibition with a collection of 600 prints displayed in a three-part series throughout the summer. The first part (June 22-July 15) will cover the late 18th century, the second part (July 17-August 11) will move to a print series of Hokusai, Hiroshige and a few others, and the last part (August 13- September 8) will conclude with late Edo and early Meiji era pieces. The block prints were mostly produced between the 17th and 20th century, in the Edo and Meiji periods.

Ukiyo-e Block Prints at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (click for more info)

When: June 22- Sept. 8 (closed Mondays)

Where: Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum (see map)

How much: ¥1,300 (general) /¥1,000 (Uni and HS students)/¥500 (JHS/Elem)

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