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Special Exhibition "Meiji Nishiki x Taisho New Prints-Modern Woodblocks Loved by the World"

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In this exhibition, we will introduce the modern developments of woodblock prints, which are world-class Japanese art, according to the year of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. It is no exaggeration to say that woodblock printing was a technology that was responsible for almost all of Japan's printing technology before modern times. It can be said that the modern woodblock prints have received new stimulus and further evolved/deepened due to the acceptance of Western printing and printing technology at the end of the Edo period. In this exhibition, we will focus on the largest publisher of Meiji Nishiki, Obayashi Sonbei, and the new publisher, Doi Print Shop, and the publishers of the two artists, and continuously pursue their activities from the Meiji to Taisho Showa eras. Introducing two publishers who challenged new expressions while inheriting the modern Ukiyo-e tradition, the artists who were active under those publishers, and their various works. At the same time as this exhibition, the collection exhibition room will also introduce works and materials that talk about other printing cultures, such as lithographs and copperplate prints in our collection. Please see the development of modern printing culture that started from woodblock printing and added to it. [Related project "Pottery board production by Okura pottery garden"] In commemoration of the exhibition, with the cooperation of Okura pottery garden in Totsuka-ku, Yokohama We are planning the exhibition. Okura Touen is a Western tableware manufacturer that celebrated its 100th anniversary last year, and was founded by Ohei Sonbei, who will be featured in this exhibition. The motif of the ceramic board painting this time is the flower and bird painting "Yuki Nakataka and Shirasagi" that Sonbei produced for export. This is a Nishiki-e with an impressive contrast of vivid colors such as white, red, green and light blue. Okura Touen, which inherits the tradition of Sonbei's monozukuri, creates a new shape with the current technology. After the completion of the exhibition, it will be exhibited at the entrance of the museum during the exhibition period. Please take a look. *Closed: Monday (open on May 4)

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  • Hour
    9:30~17:00 (Last admission 16:30)
  • Address
    5-60 Minami Nakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi
  • Ticket type / Fee
    General 900 yen (800 yen) Under 20 years old, students 600 yen (500 yen) 65 years old and over 200 yen (150 yen) High school students 100 yen *Free for junior high school students and those with a disability certificate, 20 in parentheses Group fee for more than one person *There is a discount system by submitting stubs for paid viewing tickets such as Kanagawa Prefectural Museum
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