'Fascinating Japanese  Woodcut Prints'

Feb 26, 2014

'Fascinating Japanese Woodcut Prints'

by Mai Hasabe

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the Yokohama Museum of Art is holding an exhibition of around 220 works selected from its 1,600-strong collection of ukiyo-e (woodcut prints) Chosen to illustrate the art form’s history from the Edo Period (1603-1867) to present day, the exhibition ...

Major display of  'shunga' erotic art opens in London

Oct 8, 2013

Major display of 'shunga' erotic art opens in London

The “most comprehensive” exhibition of “shunga” (Japanese erotic pictures) ever staged opened at the British Museum in London last week. A total of 170 paintings, prints and book illustrations dating from 1600 to 1900 are being displayed until the beginning of next year. Speaking ...

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

Jul 3, 2013

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

by C.B. Liddell

The main pleasure of any extensive ukiyo-e (woodblock print) exhibition, like the “Floating World” show now on at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, is the evocation of the unique civilization that underlies this particular slab of global modernity. Among the sleek office buildings of the ...