Exclusive premiere exhibition of Osaka prints from Edo era
A time during which Chikamatsu and Saikaku were the undisputed masters, And the Dotonbori district had an atmosphere not unlike Broadway today.
The delicacy of Ukiyoe prints was inspired by the Kabuki actors they depict.
Originally, prints represented (all male) Kabuki actors that were much appreciated by a predominantly female audience. Although in Kabuki worn by men only, the kimono were very much admired by the audience.
As much as 80% of the prints depicted actors, somewhat comparable to todayﾕs movie and fashion magazines .
Edo (todayﾕs Tokyo) was the cradle of Ukiyoe prints, nevertheless, Kamigata(todayﾕs Osaka) was also a very industrious and creative area. Where Edo represented style and elegance, Kamigata stood for delicacy and sense of humor, sometimes almost caricatured, showing a desire to render the actor’s personality. The patterns of the kimono also testify of that refinement .
The beginning of this new century offers us an opportunity to reconsider this art which is still surprisingly contemporary and realistic.
|Fee||500 yen per person|
|Estimated Time Required||About 30 minutes|
|Fee||800 yen per person|
|Estimated Time Required||About 30 – 45 minutes|
|Fee||1,000 yen per person|
|Estimated Time Required||About 45 – 60 minutes|
Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum
|ACCESS||5 minute walk from NAMBA subway stations.|
In front of the west gate of HOZENJI temple.
|OPEN||Tuesday to Sunday from 11AM to 6PM|
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