“Martial Arts – Exploring The Origins through Japanese Woodblock Prints”
The forthcoming exhibition at the Japanese Gallery will present the world of Japanese warriors and explore the origins of martial arts in Ukiyo-e woodblock prints
. A selection of prints from our collection will aim to provide a view on the rich military tradition of Japan and track the transformation of martial arts from purely combative systems to the philosophical.
The display features a number of prints by famous Japanese woodblock print artists from Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) to Chikanobu (1838-1912) as well as Hokusai Manga martial art prints by Hokusai (1760-1849) famous for his world renowned Great Wave. The prints in focus illustrate the lives of the famous historical and legendary samurai and highlight multiple aspects of the warriors' lives.
The exhibition hopes to represent a cross-section of the samurai class in its historical and cultural background whilst providing the viewer with an insight into the origins of martial arts.
The exhibition will be of interest for anyone practicing martial arts as well as people with an interest in Japanese art and history.
Also on display will be katana swords and an original Japanese samurai armour. The gallery also is proud to stock one of the largest selection of Japanese prints in the world ranging from £10 to top museum pieces, antique through to contemporary pieces.
The exhibition will run from 20th November 2010 to 20th February 2011.
· Exhibition related events: (opening talk)
· Admission is free, exhibited items will be on sale.
· Opening hours: 7 days a week 10am till 6pm
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With sincere regards,