Evening Snow of Aragoro

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Katsushika Hokusai

Evening Snow of Aragoro, from the series 'Eight Views of Classy Chivalrous Men' 1779-1793

Print, woodblock
Donated by Mrs A.P. Mathewson, 1914
Museum number 1914-178-70

A ukiyo-e woodblock print from the Edo period (1615-1868). Ukiyo-e means 'Pictures from the Floating World' and prints from this genre generally depict scenes of everyday life in Japan. They became increasingly popular during the Edo period which saw an increase in artistic and cultural development. Many of the prints from this period depict actors from the Kabuki theatre or images of beautiful women from the Yoshiwara (the brothel quarter). Pictures of flowers and birds (kacho-e) and landscapes were also popular subjects for ukiyo-e artists.

Evening Snow of Aragoro
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