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.