A Digital Exhibition on Shini-e (Memorial Prints) has opened as part of the ARC-iJAC Project of the Complutense University of Madrid, SpainNovember 16, 2023(Thu)
Supported by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) "International Joint Research with Research Fund B. International Open Theme" of the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, a research team at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain, led by Dr. Pilar Cabañas, has since FY 2022 been conducting an international joint research project to digitally archive ukiyo-e held by the Complutense University.
As one of the project outcomes, we are pleased to announce that a digital exhibition on shini-e (memorial prints), In memoriam. Japanese shinie prints, has opened. It can be viewed at the following link:
The purpose of this exhibition is to explain the meaning and offer a socio-cultural contextualization to the shini-e genre, which became popular in the mid-19th century, based on the shini-e in the UCM Collection.
The complete ukiyo-e collection of the UCM is available in the →ARC Ukiyo-e Portal Database.
Access to the UCM collection for researchers in both Japan and abroad, including metadata and analysis of the artworks, is facilitated through the established link between both institutions.