250th Anniversary of Nishiki-e: Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “Celebration of Bravery (isami no kotobuki): Kabuki Actor, Ichimura Kakitsu Ⅳ” (exhibited in the 2nd term)
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Utagawa Kunisada “Parody of Fifty-three Stations of Tōkaidō Road: Nekozuka at Shirasuka” (exhibited in the 2nd term)

Following the Mitsui Museum's anniversary exhibit celebrating 250 years of ukiyo-e prints in colour, Harajuku's Ota Museum now also gets in on the action with a display of its own. Highlighting the revolution in craftsmanship that made multicolour pieces possible, 'Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing' includes pieces by Suzuki Harunobu (1725-1770), credited as the first artist to work with colour prints, as well as contributions by genre superstars including Kitagawa Utamaro, Toshusai Sharaku, Hokusai, Utagawa Kunisada and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. In addition to viewing the fascinating pieces themselves, visitors can get a thorough intro to the specific techniques and developments associated with late-Edo ukiyo-e.

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