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Play with Ukiyo-e: Children’s and Toy Ukiyo-e in the Edo Period from the Collection of Kumon

Author(s):
Text and editorial supervision by Murasaki Fujisawa and Yosuke Kato
Price:
2,300 yen (JPY)
Size:
148 × 207 × 20 mm, 690 g
Pages:
232
Binding:
softcover
Release date:
20180111
ISBN:
978-4-86152-659-6 C0071

Children are the stars in this ukiyo-e collection giving a fun and unique look into Edo culture.

Harunobu, Utamaro, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi . . . think these masters drew only actors and beauties? This vibrant collection brings together nearly 170 ukiyo-e prints themed on children and play, from portrayals of spirited youngsters and loving families to inventive paper crafts designed to be cut up and glued together for enjoyment.

Murasaki Fujisawa is executive director of the International Ukiyo-e Society and professor of Japanese art history, early-modern Japanese culture, and comparative culture at Kokugakuin University. Her prior publications include Asoberu ukiyo-e: Taiken-ban Edo bunka nyumon (Ukiyo-e for Play: An Experiential Guide to Edo Culture), Suzuki Harunobu ehon zenshu (The Complete Illustrated Books of Suzuki Harunobu), and Suzuki Harunobu ketteiban: Koi o irodoru ukiyo-e shi (The Definitive Suzuki Harunobu: A Ukiyo-e Master of Love).

Yosuke Kato is executive director of the International Ukiyo-e Society and curator at the Nerima Art Museum. A specialist in Japanese early-modern art history, he has organized numerous exhibitions including Kobayashi Kiyochika: 100th Year Memorial Exhibition (Nerima Art Museum and other venues), Kuniyoshi-ism (Nerima Art Museum), and Yoshitoshi, a Genius Ukiyo-e Master in a Turbulent Time (Iwami Art Museum and other venues).

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