Ukiyoe Spectacular -Japanese Woodblock Prints from the 1800s-

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Exhibition

Jan 201411 Mar 201423
11:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre
6688 Southoaks Crescent
Burnaby, British Columbia, V5E4M7
Canada


January 11 to March 23, 2014

Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00am-5:00pm

Admission : donation

Ukiyoe artists from the 1800s Japan demonstrated superb woodblock-carving techniques and created compelling prints that are internationally recognized.

Works by master ukiyoe artists that are rarely shown in North America will be on display at the West Vancouver Museum and the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby.

Over a hundred ukiyoe prints have been selected from the private collection of Mr. Shinichi Inagaki in Tokyo, Japan for these exhibitions.

Many of Mr. Inagaki’s prints from the Edo (1603-1868)  to Meiji  (1868-1912) periods depict parodies, puzzling expressions of humour, playful interpretation of mythologies and twisted ghost stories, as well as the everyday charm of ordinary people and fascinating Japanese traditions.

 

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