2012 / Thru Aug 12: Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi exhibition at Pacific Asia Museum

Pacific Asia Museum Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Oniwakamaru

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi," Saito no Oniwakamaru," Japan, 1872, Woodblock print on paper, Loaned by the Edo Freis Collection.

Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Changing Exhibition Gallery

May 18 through August 12, 2012

Pacific Asia Museum, 46 North Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

Museum Hours: Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm


Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) has come to be regarded as one of the most important Japanese printmakers of the late 19th century. Apprenticed to Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), Yoshitoshi went on to break new ground in composition, subject matter and technique in woodblock printing.

Masterpieces of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi presents over 100 prints, preparatory drawing, illustrated books ad an original carved block, which demonstrate the range of Yoshitoshi’s creativity.

In addition, these works will draw attention to the critical relationships that the artist shared with his publishers through his career, and the effect of market forces on his work.