Join us for an Art In Context Lecture at the Sordoni Art Gallery!
Food was one of the Edoites favorite features in woodblock prints in the early-modern Japanese. Describing the “floating world,” this form visual, artistic representation not only reproduces “fantasy” of munching delicacies, but reflects the reality of commoners’ appetite. This presentation discovers the intersection of these two elements of daily lives of food and foldaways in the political capital, Edo (today’s Tokyo).
By Akira Shimizu, PhD; Dept of Global Cultures, Wilkes University
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