Experience the traditional Japanese art “Ukiyo-e,” once loved by artists such as Gogh and Monet. Through this tour you will learn how to enjoy Ukiyo-e and also understand the content of the images. Please enjoy the interesting details that you wouldn’t be able to get by just visiting a museum!
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Once loved by artists such as Gogh and Monet, the traditional Japanese artwork “ukiyo-e” originated during the early Edo period, around 1680. Ukiyo-e was art for the common people, unlike other forms of art that were exclusive to the upper class.
As the culture of ukiyo-e developed, many artists flourished including Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige. It was during the 1800s the term “Japonisme” emerged in Europe.
Ukiyo-e is a form of art that was established during the 250 years of closed borders in Japan. Many of them depict the everyday lifestyle of the common people, prominent Kabuki actors and popular landscapes. By taking a look at Ukiyo-e, we can learn in detail about Japan, its people, and the way of life during the Edo period.
We invite you to join us on this exciting virtual tour where you will travel to the past and discover the amazing world of ukiyo-e!
HighlightsThis tour goes far beyond a visit to a museum, as it provides comprehensive visual guides on how to understand the content of ukiyo-e. This is only made possible through the virtual platform where you can truly immerse yourself in the time-travelling experience to get a glimpse of everyday life in Japan during the Edo period. Following the tour, you will not only be able to appreciate the refined details of ukiyo-e and its historical context, but also get an enriched perspective that will guide you when exploring other forms of art.
What to Prepare* Be ready with your Zoom account 5 minutes before the tour.