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Exhibitions on Screen: Kobayashi Kiyochika

Kobayashi Kiyochika has been described as "the last important ukiyo-e master and the first noteworthy print artist of modern Japan."1  He is said to be the last ukiyo-e artist to lyrically depict Tokyo during the Meiji cultural enlightenment.  Kiyochika, while best-known today as a print designer, was also an illustrator and cartoonist.

Born in 1847 to a military retainer of the Tokugawa Shogun, he was a self-taught artist, although references are made to acquaintances with Japanese and Western artists.  His landscape woodblock prints often depict scenes showing western influences and many are dramatically lit by the moon, newly introduced gaslights or fire. 
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    Event Showings

    1 August – 30 September 2022
    Tuesday | 4pm
    Wednesday | 3pm
    Saturday | 9am
    Sunday | 5pm

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    Free event

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    Northbridge Piazza

    Cnr Lake and James Street

    Northbridge WA 6003

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