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New Exhibition: Music in Ukiyo-e, April-June 2019

Japanese Gallery Kensington presents a collection of ukiyo-e featuring musical instruments and those who were part of the world of entertainment. Prints by Utamaro Kitagawa, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Chikanobu Yoshu, amongst others, offer an insightful view into the world of traditional music and its importance in the visual culture of Japan during the Edo and Meiji periods.

Rockstar Ukiyo-e

Japanese Gallery Kensington presents a collection of contemporary woodblock prints that combine elements from 19th century ukiyo-e and set them in present times. David Bowie, KISS and Iron Maiden are reimagined as Japanese heroes of the day and rendered in dynamic and colourful designs that echo artists such as Kuniyoshi Utagawa and Yoshitoshi Tsukioka.  From […]