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Published on Feb 11, 2015

Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection

Popular Hotspring Spa [of Cats]

http://www.japansociety.org/life-of-cats

Fri, Mar 13 – Sun, Jun 7, 2015

Since arriving in Japan aboard Japanese ships transporting sacred Buddhist scriptures from China in the mid-sixth century, cats have proceeded to purr and paw their way into the heart of Japanese life, folklore, and art. Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection illustrates the depth of this mutual attraction by mining the wealth of bravura depictions of cats to be found in ukiyo-e woodblock prints of the Edo Period (1615-1867).

Ninety ukiyo-e prints in the exhibition are on loan from the esteemed Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation whose holdings are revered in Japan. Select prints, paintings, sculptures, and other works borrowed from U.S. collections complement these prints, making the exhibition over 120 artworks. With cross-cultural and multi-generational appeal, Life of Cats takes viewers on a wild ride through Japan’s love affair with our feline friends.

Roughly 50 items will be replaced with new works halfway through Life of Cats—Rotation 1 will be on view from March 13 until April 26; Rotation 2 will be on view from April 29 until June 7.

  • Category

  • Song

    • Echigojishi
  • Artist

    • Various Artists / Explorer Series
  • Album

    • Japan: Kabuki & Other Traditional Music
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • WMG (on behalf of Nonesuch), and 3 Music Rights Societies

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