Beauties of the Late Edo and Meiji Periods

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Beauties of the Late Edo and Meiji Periods

Back in the Edo and Meiji eras, there was an entire genre of art devoted to the depiction of beautiful women, known as bijin-ga. This exhibition shows Japanese ladies at a key moment in their country's history, when some chose to embrace Western influences – and fashions – while others pined for older, homegrown traditions. The ukiyo-e prints on display include work by Utagawa Toykuni Ⅲ, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Toyohara Kunichika.