Utagawa Kuniyoshi Show Completely Awesome


You should be running, not walking, to the Japan Society, for this new exhibition of Utagawa Kuniyoshi. This print is from 1848! And yet it couldn’t look more amazingly contemporary. I mean LOOK AT THAT. (The Japan Society, by the way, is now free admission on free Fridays from 6 to 9 p.m. The more you know!) [Above: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, “Morozumi Masakiyo Kills Himself in Battle,” c. 1848. Color woodblock print, 14 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. American Friends of The British Museum (The Arthur R. Miller Collection) 15009. Photo © Trustees of The British Museum.]