Around Tokyo: Hiroshige II’s Views of Famous Places in Edo
In the flourishing woodblock print industry of 1800s Japan, one of the most popular genres was scenes of famous places. These included the bustling metropolis of Edo (present day Tokyo). Around Tokyo presents prints from Utagawa Hiroshige II’s Views of Famous Places in Edo. They provide a window on life in Japan as it was entering the modern era.
The exhibition is presented in two parts, with a rotation of prints after three months. It is made possible by recent conservation of a previously bound album donated to the DAI in 1929. This is the first time the prints have been exhibited together in the DAI’s history.