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About the Exhibition

Chikanobu, <em>Moon Viewing</em>

Yoshu Chikanobu (1838–1912) was one of Japan’s most popular woodblock print designers of the 1880s and 1890s, using the medium to respond to Westernization and modernization in Japan but also to record traditional customs and lifestyles of the past.

This exhibition, organized by the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College, was curated by Bruce Coats, professor of Asian art history, Scripps College.

Carleton’s own Japanese print holdings from the Meiji Period (1868–1912), including works by Chikanobu, are also on view in the Art Gallery and the Gould Library.