Saturday, April 18, 2015

Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection

Life of Cats  takes viewers on a wild ride through Japan’s love affair with our feline friends. It is new exhibition of cat-related ukiyo-e (Japanese wood-block paintings) at the Japan Society in NYC.

The image above is by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892). It is from the series Thirty-two Aspects of Customs and Manners, 1888. Color woodblock print; 22 ½ x 16 inches. Courtesy Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation.

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