Cats in Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodblock print of UTAGAWA Kuniyoshi

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s depictions of cats scratch the itch of cat lovers. This exhibition introduces irresistible cats, including some that have never been exhibited in Japan before.

In addition to the famous “53 Cats,” the exhibition also includes rare sketches of cats painted by Utagawa Kuniyoshi, “Oborozuki Neko no Zoshi,” a cat adventure story with full-length illustrations, a fan painting featuring many cat actors, a dancing cat monster, a cat-made-toji, a kitten that roughly scratches a tray painting, and other works never before exhibited in Japan. and irresistible cats.

Release Date:
October, 2012

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Nobuhisa Kaneko

Born in Tokyo in 1962. In 1985, he graduated from Keio University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Philosophy, majoring in Aesthetics and Art History. After working as a curator at the Fukushima Prefectural Museum, he became a curator at the Fuchu Art Museum. His specialty is the history of painting in the Edo period, especially the reception of Western painting.

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Weight 701 g

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