Mapping Edo: The Social and Political Geography of Early Modern Japan

When
Event has passed (Fri Apr 4, 2014 - Sun Sep 7, 2014)
Where
Cantor Arts Center
Time
11am-5pm, Thurs ’til 8pm
Cost
Free
Tags
Art

Description

Closed Monday and Tuesday. Experience Edo-period Japan (1615–1868) through archival maps, prints, and paintings of the capital and surrounding provinces. This exhibition explores the shift that came with Japan's unification at the start of the period in how the ruling shogunate and commercial enterprises visualized and presented early modern Japan. Included on view are selections from Utagawa Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series, maps of provincial castles, and images of famously beautiful places and venerable historical sites. Fifteen works on display.

Location

location
  1. Cantor Arts Center

    328 Lomita Dr, Palo Alto, CA