2019 / Los Angeles: Scripps College to present “Urban Life in Japanese Prints” exhibition, Nov. 25 – Dec. 13

Seiichiro Konishi, Longing for Kyoto, 1982, Ink and colors on paper, 23 in. x 17 3/16 in., Purchase by the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Culture, Scripps College, Claremont, CA.

Scripps College
Urban Life in Japanese Prints
November 25 – December 13, 2019
Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College

Urban Life in Japanese Prints will survey the dramatic changes in lifestyles and architecture in 19-20th centuries Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka.

This exhibition is curated by students in a Scripps College seminar on Japanese prints; they have selected the objects for display and have written labels to give context for those works.

Included are prints by Hiroshige, Chikanobu and Sekino Jun’ichiro showing how the urban landscape evolved.

Chromolithographs from 1918 feature Japanese and foreigners visiting famous sites in Tokyo, and woodblock prints document destruction following the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923.

Scripps College is located at Claremont, a suburb of Los Angeles.