Go in Japanese Woodblock prints

The history of Go dates back to 2000 years, focused mainly in East Asia. The game spread throughout Japan during the Nara period, and the original Go board and stones were passed onto the Shōsōin. Furthermore, it has appeared numerous times in classic literature such as “The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon” and “The Tale of Genji”, and has been familiarized as a pastime among court nobles and samurais. The game of Go eventually blended into the lives of the common people and scenes of people enjoying the game were naturally placed into Kabuki, Jōruri (Traditional narrative ballads), and Ukiyo-e.
This exhibition will stage Ukiyo-e pieces depicting Go from the Erwin Gerstorfer Collection to accompany the Tokugawa Memorial Go Congress in Shizuoka. We hope you find the hidden charm in Ukiyo-e and Go that appealed to the people in the Edo period.

Last updated: 18 January, 2018

6 February, 2018 - 1 April, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Elementary and Junior High Schook students 120 Yen/High School and University students 300 yen/Adults 510 yen

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

297-1 Yui, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 421-3103

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