The 3rd Digital Exhibition in the Ako City Chushingura Digital Exhibition Room, Chushingura Ukiyo-e from Kamigata, has openedNovember 3, 2023(Fri)
The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce that the 3rd digital exhibition in the Ako City Chushingura Digital Exhibition Room, Chushingura Ukiyo-e from Kamigata, is available.
Based on the special exhibition Chushingura Ukiyo-e from Kamigata held at the Ako City Museum of History in 2022, this digital exhibition includes works in the Ako City Chushingura Ukiyo-e Database, along with works in the collection of the ARC.
Single-page ukiyo-e prints began to be published in the Kamigata region of Osaka and Kyoto in the Kansei period (1789-1800). Over a period of 70 years from then until the end of the Edo period, plays related to Chushingura were staged more than 200 times. In conjunction with these productions, large numbers of actor prints were created.
Kamigata-e has distinctive characteristics that differ from Edo-e, and the unique world of these artworks is highly appreciated in Europe and the United States. Our exhibition showcases some aspects of the development of Chushingura culture in the Kamigata region, mainly depicted in yakusha-e, shibai-e, and omocha-e.
We also recommend you view this exhibition together with the first digital exhibition, Aspects of Images of the Raid, held in 2019, and the second exhibition, Head of the Loyal Warriors: Oboshi Yuranosuke, held in the following year.