“The Spirit of Kuniyoshi: From Ukiyoe to Japanese Modern Paintings”

Yokohama Museum of Art

Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1798-1861) was one Japan’s greatest ukiyo-e (woodblock print) artists during the late Edo Period (1603-1867). He is perhaps best known for his visually striking depictions of traditional Japanese warriors. But Utagawa also portrayed the beauty of Japanese women in a genre called bijinga and produced vibrant caricatures with humor and wit. The versatility of Utagawa’s talent has sparked a rekindled interest in recent years among art fans and connoisseurs of his work. This exhibition is Yokohama Museum of Art’s 100th project since its establishment in 1989; till Jan. 14 (2013)

Yokohama Museum of Art; (045) 221-0300; 3-4-1 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa; Minatomirai Station, Minatomirai Line. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. ¥1,200. Closed Thu., Dec. 29-Jan. 3. www.yaf.or.jp/yma/exhibition_web/100/