This exhibition, presenting Japan during the Edo era, presents Japanese prints from the Musee L and books from the exceptional collection of the UCLouvain libraries.
The Edo era (1660-1868)
This period was defined by a real cultural and artistic awakening, during which was developed the ukiyo-e movement, which focuses on:
- pretty women and famous courtesans
- erotic scenes
- sumo wrestlers
- fantasy creatures
Among the Japanese masters featured in this exibition: Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kuniyoshi, Utamaro, Kunisada, Harunobi and Toyokuni.
Activities around the exhibition
- May 14: guided tour for the Friends of the Musée L and UCL members
- June 7 and 8: Japanese bookbinding workshop
- July 7: guided tour for individuals