On View
Jan 23, 2004–Mar 21, 2004

Exhibition and programming sponsored in part by the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Department of East Asian Languages; School of Art + Design; Department of History, U of I; Illinois Arts Council; and Hampton Inn.

Japanese artists and print publishers of the Edo period (1600–1868) celebrated the world of the kabuki theater and its stars in richly colored, crafted, and composed prints that are today highly prized for their vibrant originality. This exhibition gave the
visitor a glimpse into Japanese art, dress, and values during the last century of the Edo period. In 2000, the Utagawaha Monjinkai Foundation donated 50 of these works Ukiyo-e to the Giertz Education Center.

Exhibition programming

February 8
1 pm: Second Sunday Gallery Tour
Guided tour of the exhibition led by exhibition curator Ronald Toby

February 18
5:30 pm: Lecture
"Visions of a Japanese Vendetta: Chushingura on State and in Prints," a talk by Henry D. Smith, author and scholar on Japanese culture

Guest curator: Ronald Toby