Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Kawasaki: Nitta Yoshiiki," Edo Period (1615 - 1867), 1845, museum purchase, gift of friends of the Harn Museum

Life is a Highway: Prints of Japan’s Tokaido Road

May 6, 2014 - August 17, 2014
Gladys Gracy Harn Exhibition Hall

This exhibition highlighted a selection of more than 150 woodblock prints that depict the history of the Tokaido Road—the most heavily traveled route in pre-WWII Japan. Works by such notable Japanese printmakers as Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Utagawa Kunisada and Sekino Jun’ichiro are included in the exhibition, which spans more than 100 years of Japanese printmaking traditions.