17 Aug-12 Sept 2009. 19th century Japanese ukiyo-e prints 20th century ceramics from York Museum Trust collection.
Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese woodblock printing used from the 17th-20th centuries depicting landscapes, history and pleasure activities. Ukiyo means a floating world and the subjects chosen for these prints, which were mass produced and therefore affordable, reflect a pleasurable world far removed from the mundane aspects of everyday life. The ceramics in this exhibition