Life in Edo

Look into life in Edo-period Japan through a ukiyo–e woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada. Ukiyo–e (“pictures of the floating world”) is a Japanese term for prints and paintings that show daily life and the varied interests and fashions of Japanese people during the Edo period (1603–1868). Take a closer look at the plants, scenery, architecture, and splendid kimonos depicted here – they provide a vibrant window into the sights and sounds of this time long ago.