BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART:20051015T000000Z DTEND:20051218T000000Z DESCRIPTION:A much-loved designer of 19th-century Japanese landscape prints \, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) created images that leave lasting impre ssions. Particularly breathtaking are his winter scenes of Edo-period Japa n that show people going about their everyday lives. Whether sightseeing o r carrying loads through a mountain pass\, small figures are dwarfed by th e sheer beauty of nature. In one of the most famous prints in the museum ’s collection\, it is late evening in the village of Kanbara. Travelers trudge through ankle-deep snow\, making their way along the Tokaido road\, which ran from Edo (now Tokyo) to Kyoto. To guard themselves against the elements\, one figure has covered himself with a straw “raincoat\,” wh ile another protects himself with an umbrella. \n\nThe Art Institute of Ch icago\n111 South Michigan Avenue\nChicago\, Illinois 60603-6110\n(312) 443 -3600 \n<a href=""></a> SUMMARY:Hiroshige: The Winter Scenes URL:/en/events/2005/10/15/hiroshige-the-winter-scenes-chicago/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR