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A Taste of Edo Period Sophistication


Nozarashi Gosuke, from the series Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion by UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi 弘化2(1845)年頃
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.28900
© 2016 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

An exhibition titled “Kuniyoshi & Kunisada, From the Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston” is being held at Bunkamura the Museum, Shibuya, Tokyo until June 5. Through the works of the popular woodblock print artists, UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi and UTAGAWA Kunisada, you can get a sense of the sophistication and lifestyle of people from the Edo Period (17th to the 19th Centuries). General admission on the door is 1,500 yen.

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