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UKIYOE that Challenges Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi...and More!

Date: Saturday, February 23-Sunday, April 7, 2019
Closed: Mondays and the fourth Tuesday of the month
Time: 9:30 AM-5:00 PM (Admission until 30 minutes before closing)
Venue: Special Exhibition Hall, Nagoya City Museum 1F
Admission fee:
Adults: 1,300 yen, high school/university students: 900 yen, elementary/junior high school students: 500 yen
Access: 5-minute walk from Exit 4 of Sakurayama Station on the Sakura-dori subway line

Event information:
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was an ukiyo-e woodblock print artist active at the end of the Edo period. Kuniyoshi brought new depth to the world of woodblock prints through his brimming imagination, open-minded ideas, and rich expressive abilities. He was known as an "eccentric artist" due to his unique illustrative style, and his popularity has risen again in recent years.

Although this exhibition focuses on Kuniyoshi's pictures of warriors, the spotlight also shines on the works of his pupils like Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892). Also see, through the collection of woodblock prints at the Nagoya City Museum, how Kuniyoshi's individuality changed from the end of the Edo period to the Meiji period, and even persevered through his pupils. See the way the "Kuniyoshi family", with Kuniyoshi as its head, continued to challenge themselves with new subjects and portrayals in their works throughout life while catering to viewers' tastes.

Spooky illustrations are also included, so come and see them at your own risk!

Inquiries: Nagoya City Museum
Tel: +81 52-953-2655
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