• Location: Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
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  • Berkeley, California 94720
  • Phone: (510) 642-0808

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: Selection of Prints Online

Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series exploring a multiplicity of themes related to Japan’s rich history. In Brave Warriors, legendary warriors of Japan come to life to bring honor to themselves and their masters. In One Hundred Aspects of the Moon, exquisitely attired men and women are cast as theatrical players in settings that evoke melancholy, romance, and bravery. Fantastic creatures inhabit his series known as Thirty-Six Ghosts, featuring figures that both frighten and amuse the viewer with their dramatic design.

A selection of prints are on view through the website link provided.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Wednesday, May 27
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  • Friday, May 29
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