Art and Culture of Japan: Introduction to the Edo Period

Misa Kobayashi Stuart

New Workshop

Lecture: Location: VanDerVeer Studio

Friday, March 9; 4:00-7:30pm

TUITION: Members: $72; Non-members: $102 (includes an appetizer fee)

What were the historical and cultural developments that resulted in the late 18th and 19th century Ukiyo-e woodblock prints we admire so much? Misa, a native of Nara, Japan, will take us on a journey and reveal the sources of images that fascinated and inspired painters during the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist periods of Western art history. It was during the Edo Period (1603-1868) that a distinctive Japanese art and culture took shape as evidenced by those Ukiyo-e prints as well as screen paintings and Kabuki theater. In this workshop, you will examine the rich cultural history and society of the Edo period. Simple Japanese food sampling included.