` Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts

Floating Worlds: Japanese Woodcuts

  •   28 September 2019 - 12 January 2020
  •   Tuesday-Sunday: 10am-5pm, Closed Mondays (except Bank Holidays)
  •   Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, Royal Pavilion Gardens, Brighton BN1 1EE
  •   https://brightonmuseums.org.uk/
  •   03000 290902
  •   Visitor.services@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Come with us on a journey to explore the ‘floating worlds’ of Japan through woodblock prints from the Edo period (1615-1868).

The style of prints on display, a selection from the museum’s print collection, is known as ukiyo-e, which means ‘pictures of the floating world’. Ukiyo-e prints show pleasurable activities in beautiful surroundings and often have deeper meanings.

Guided by haiku poetry, the exhibition invites you to mindfully experience the sights of 19th century Japan. Explore the city of Edo (now called Tokyo), visit the Kabuki theatre, watch fireworks and peek into private spaces. To get some air, take a stroll through the Japanese countryside, view the sea or climb high into the mountains.

Look out for the accompanying mindful and wellbeing events programme on our website.



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