The exhibition brings together a selection of fine Japanese art from the 17th century to the present day. Including woodblock prints by artists Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada and Totoya Hokkei, as well as beautiful folding screens, fine lacquer from a private collection, and contemporary paintings. A highlight of the exhibition is a masterpiece by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) – ‘Rainstorm beneath the Summit’, a woodblock print from the iconic series ‘Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji’.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Rainstorm Beneath the Summit. Woodblock print, from the series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" (Circa 1831). 25.4 x 37.6 cm. (10 x 14 ¾ in.)
Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865), The Type with a Secret Lover. Woodblock print, from the series "The Modern Thirty-two Types", (1859, 12th month). 36.1 x 24.8 cm. (14 ¼ x 9 ¾ in.)