“Utagawa Kunisada ～Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion”
2016, April 1～24th
(will be closed on April 4, 11 and 18th)
Leading Artist, Utagawa Kunisada who Depicted the Lifestyle of Edo People
Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) was the leading ukiyo-e artist of his time. His popularity was far greater than that of Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kuniyoshi. While Kunisada not only has the largest number of works for kabuki-actor portraits, but also has left many artworks depicting the lifestyle of the Edo people. He is an invaluable artist who visually transmits the life style of Edo to viewers today.
Enjoying Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion
Kunisada‘s ukiyo-e captures Japanese lifestyles from a wide variety of angles. Portrayed in his works are people who are relishing the beauty of nature during seasonal transitions, enjoying a delicious meal, making music, and fondling a cat. Also pay attention to the women, whose appearances give us a glimpse into the clothing and make-up trends of the time. Through his art, Kunisada brings out the vibrant lifestyles and fashions of Japanese culture.
＜Highlight Work of Exhibition＞
”One Hundred Beautiful Women at
the Celebrated Places in Edo: Yoshichō”
Translation Supervised by Japanese Students Association of Princeton University
|University and High school students||500yen|
|Junior High School Students and below||Free|
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