Ukiyo-e exhibit and talk upcoming at Yume Japanese Gardens from March 25 to May 9

Ukiyo-e Exhibit – The 53 Stations of Tokaido at Yume Japanese Gardens from March 25 to May 9



Image: “Shinagawa: Sunrise”, 2nd station, by Utagawa Hiroshige, Japan, Edo period, 1834, woodblock print (from Yume’s website)

From March 25 through May 9, 2021

“An exhibition showcasing reproductions of the complete series of Hiroshige’s The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō will be on view at Yume Japanese Gardens from the end of March through May.

Iconic Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape woodblock print. Between 1833 and 1834, he produced a series of prints illustrating the travelers’ main stopping points along the imperial road called the Tōkaidō (“the Eastern Sea Road”), which connected the Shogun’s administrative capital in Edo (modern Tōkyō) with the emperor’s palace in Kyōto.
By Hiroshige’s time, the road was a popular scenic route, marked by many temples, shrines, shops, and inns, which he made famous through his prints.

The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō series is a timeless masterpiece of vibrant scenes representing daimyō‘s (noble feudal lord’s) lifestyle, realistic images of ordinary people’s daily life, and seasonal landscapes.
These prints served as travel souvenirs and guide book, as well as advertisement to would-be travelers.”

Free for members and with regular Gardens admission.Purchase Gardens’ Tickets/Make a Reservation

Yume Japanese Gardens is located at 2130 N. Alvernon Way in Tucson (between Pima St. and Grant Rd. on Alvernon Way, south of the Tucson Botanical Gardens).


DOCENT ART TALK on March 28 at Yume Japanese Gardens

Sunday, March 28, 2021, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Presented by Adrienne O’Hare

“Ukiyo-e are “Pictures of The Floating World,” an evanescent world, a world of fleeting beauty, divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; a hedonistic world of Kabuki actors, courtesans and geisha.

Free for members and with regular Gardens admission.”

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Kitagawa Utamaro,  Beauty in the Rain,  Edo period

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