Ukiyo-e as a mirror of urban culture in Edo-period Japan

Ukiyo-e art offers a vivid and fascinating view of the urban culture and life of Edo-era Japan. But how does ukiyo-e reflect the world of its own era, and what was the significance of the images as part of the broader Edo culture?

  • 16.11.2022 at 18–19
in Finnish
White Cellar
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Ando Hiroshige: Atagoshita talvella (yksityiskohta). Sarjasta Sata kuuluisaa näkymää Edosta/ Atagoshita på vintern (detalj) /Atagoshita at winter (detail). Kansallisgalleria/ Ateneumin taidemuseo. Kuva/Bild/Photo: Kansallisgalleria/ Jenni Nurminen

The existing research literature still rather inadequately answers the question “What did ukiyo-e mean in its time?”, because it is a broad question with no straightforward answer.
In a panel discussion organised by the Finnish Japanese Society, the topic is explored by experts on Japanese culture, Aleksi Järvelä and Miika Pölkki and researcher of ukiyo-e art, printmaker Tuula Moilanen.