An exhibition onJapan during the Edo period | Musée L (Louvain-la-Neuve)

  • L Museum, former science library (architect André Jacqmain) in Louvain-La-Neuve
  • Exhibition
From 10 May to 18 August 2019.

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
  • theatre
  • sumo wrestlers
  • fantasy creatures
  • nature

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


From 10 May to 18 August 2019.
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.