September 10 - December 11, 2016

200 years ago, at a time when no televisions or magazines existed, Ukiyo-e woodblock prints excelled in Japan as an important media for conveying the latest entertainment or fashion trends, or serving as pinups of Kabuki stars. Discover the gorgeous Ukiyo-e from the exciting Kuniyoshi and the elegant Kunisada, chosen from the world-renowned Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’s pristine collection!

Utagawa Kuniyoshi “Nozarashi Gosuke, from the series Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion” about 1845 (Kōka 2) William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, 11.28900

Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


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