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Exhibitions

A History of Japanese Print Works Traced through the Kuboso Collection

The 53 Stations of the Tokaido in the Hoeido edition, Nihonbashi (including first print) by Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period

Regular Exhibition

A History of Japanese Print Works Traced through the Kuboso Collection

June 23 (Sun.), 2019 – August 18 (Sun.)

This exhibition traces the historical transition of print works in our collection. The main exhibits are the Dharani Sutra (created during the Nara Period), stored in one of the Hyakumanto (one million pagodas), the oldest traceable publication in the world; and ukiyoe prints and wahon (print books in Japanese bindings) produced during the Edo Period. Other exhibits include those created using a variety of techniques, such as Buddhist images printed in ink from the Heian Period, Saga Books with woodblock prints from the early Edo Period, as well as Ito Jakuchu’s rubbing prints and Shiba Kokan’s copper-plate prints. This exhibition also displays the former personal collections of print books of Kaizuka Shigeki (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University) and Sasaki Gozo (Professor Emeritus, Waseda University).

* The selection for the display is planned to change during the exhibition period.

Major Works to Be Exhibited
The 53 Stations of the Tokaido in the Hoeido edition, Nihonbashi (including first print) by Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period
Actor Ichimura Kamezo as Goro Tokimune by Torii Kiyonobu II, Edo period
Shinobazu Pond by Shiba Kokan, Edo period
Three Kingdoms (Former collection of Kaizuka Shigeki) with preface by Hayashi Gaho, Edo period
Eibutsu Shiga (Former collection of Sasaki Gozo) by Ooka Shunboku, Edo period

Calendar

Opening Hours 10:00 am—5:00 pm (Last admission: 4:30 pm)

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