Edo period costume and Ukiyoe print, Tokyo National Museum

During the Edo period, play such as Kabuki became popular, and when the clothing of the actors was introduced in Nishikie and Ukiyo-e, the attire of the common people became more gorgeous and gorgeous.

In addition to short sleeves, kimonos and strikes of the Edo period, we will exhibit the total fashion of women in town such as bands, combs, kimonos, and kimonos. Compare this with the beautiful illustrations of ukiyo-e displayed in the same room, and inflate the image of the fashion epidemic of the Edo period. This time we will exhibit traditional Japanese seasonal feeling through clothing life by exhibiting a sweetheart to wear in the summer, a sleeve designed chrysanthemum to fit the serving of Fuyang in order to become the turn of the season of summer to fall . In addition, we will exhibit the stamp basket / Netsuke, so please also see the stylish sense of men in the Edo period.

Ukiyo-e (Ukiyo) is a genre of paintings established in the Edo period. Originally, the word “Ukiyo” has the meaning of “modern style”, “this life”, “elegance”, and is a genre painting depicting the customs of the day. While drawing on the flow of Yamato, while preserving the cultural background as a comprehensive painting style, she draws a lot of people’s everyday life and style. There are diverse subjects such as theater, classical literature, Japanese poetry, customs, regional legends and strangles, portrait, still life, landscape, civilization opening, imperial family, religion.

The series “Kiso Kaido Roppongi Hokenouchi” that will be a cooperation between Keisei Eizen (Keisei Eizen) and Utagawa Hiroshige (Hiroshige Okuwa) is a series of 70 sheets from Nihonbashi to Otsu, Hiroshige “Tokaido It is known as excellent goods of Ukiyo-e prints representing road goods alongside Goshiki Mihonouchi. We will divide this whole set in two. This time we will exhibit 35 sheets from Nihonbashi to Nara Inu.

Shingen Jing Izumi

Yusei Yosei is a Ukiyoe painter in Japan who was active in the latter half of the Edo period.

Utagawa Kunisaka is mentioned as a painter who studied from Yuizumi’s style and was good at decadent beautiful drawings at the end of the Edo era. In the item of Ikumizu of his autobiography “Unnamed Okunigo” is written that “Recently Kunigasa also caught the owl in the same way as Yoko Izumi’s doing” and is frequently followed by books related to Ukiyo-e. However, there are works that are unknown to which one imitated either, or a small number but collaboration nishikige with a few, and there is a joint volume in which Hiden Izumi has sentence, Kunisada after Assault of Toyokuni was in charge of painting, sometimes It seems that it was a complex relationship in which competition and co-production are switched.

As a Ukiyoe teacher, Izumi Hideki originally depicted beautiful women’s fragile paintings such as the teacher · Mt. Yamagata draws, but then they will be popular with their own magical style. It is characterized by a female statue of refracted passion, with a body size of 6 heads, a torso length and a backpack. Moreover, it can be said that the face like the lower lip is thick and the mandible appears. Izumi wrote the Oka-shrine like Shenzhen and the prostitute of Yoshiwara Yukue as a woman with a mysterious and strong will. The beautiful handwriting drawn by Hide Izumi symbolizes the decadent aesthetic sense of the late stage of the Edo period, cultural and monumentary period, and it shows a strong style of painting that reflects the circumstances of the Edo period. It was in agreement with the sense of the times in finding beauty in the place where the existing aesthetic sense which is said to be “Egumi” was reversed.

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Utagawa Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige is an Ukiyoe painter in the Edo period. My real name is Ando Shigenobu. Born in Ando’s constant fire fireworks Ando family, he joined the coach, then became an ukiyoe painter. Once was also called Ando Hiroshige (Ando Hirokeshi), Ando is a real name, Hiroshige is a number, it is inappropriate to call them by combining both, Hiroshige himself never said so. It influenced painters such as Van Gogh and Monet and is a famous painter worldwide.

In Utagawa Hiroshige’s work, in Europe and America, along with a bold composition, etc., the evaluation is high with the beauty of blue, especially indigo.

This bright blue is the color of indigo (Indigo), which is also called “Japan blue” in Europe and the United States, or “Hiroshige Blue” in the same way as Vermeer Blue (Lapis lazuli). However, Velo Indigo itself, which is also used in other Ukiyo-e prints, was imported from Europe.

Hiroshige Blue was said to have had a great impact on the Impressionist painters who gave to France in the latter half of the 19th century and Art Nouveau artists and was also one of the factors that brought about Japonism’s epidemic at the time.

Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum collects and keeps cultural assets spanning the Toyo region widely, mainly in Japan as a comprehensive museum in Japan, for public viewing and conducting research related to this and educational dissemination project etc. , Aims to preserve and utilize cultural properties that are valuable national assets.

From April 1, 2007, the National Museum belonging to the National Museum of Japan and the National Institute for Cultural Properties to which Japan National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology belongs were integrated, and the “National Institute of Cultural Properties” was launched. We will promote the preservation and utilization of cultural properties, which are precious national assets under the new corporation, more efficiently and effectively.