Ukiyo-e Prints Course | Exhibition Catalogs


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"This book is a student version of a scholarly catalog – it was written by RISD students to accompany the Japanese prints’ exhibition they have curated at the RISD Museum as the final project for 2013 spring semester course in art history. The idea of the course was to put emphasis on active learning from objects – not only through looking at the originals and analyzing them during visits to the museum but by trying a hand at various responsibilities of a museum curator. The Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs of the RISD Museum welcomed this experimental course and accommodated the large class with cordial hospitality on several occasions. ...

It is the hope of the students – authors of this catalog (and of their instructor) that the readers of the book will find its content interesting and useful, furthering understanding of the widely appreciated ukiyo-e prints." -- Foreword, Along the Tokaido with Two Brushes

Contributing Authors

Willa Anderson, Yu Ting Cheng, Phakaphol Bom Chinburi, Ju Yeon Julia Choi, Joseph Escobar, Annabeth Faucher, Katie Han, Joon Kee Hong, Meng Kat Jia, Minkyung Mary Kang, Ji Eun Tina Kim, Howard Kyong, Ala Lee, Michelle Lee, Stephanie Low, Tais Mauk, Miranda Monroe, Michelle Perez Villarreal, Nicole Ross, Se Dong Sam Song, Anne Swihart, Chelsea Wang, Katherine Kathy Wu, Shuran Suzanne Wu, Connie Zhao, Ming Zhen.

Publication Date

Spring 2013


traditional format (bookbinding process), japanese


Elena Varshavskaya


Ukiyo-e Prints (H791)




Ukiyo-e prints, Tokaido Road, post stations, Utagawa Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III), collaboration, koma-e, Nihonbashi, Shinagawa, Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Hodogaya, Totsuka, Fujisawa, Hiratsuka, Oiso, Odawara.


Art and Design | Japanese Studies | Theory and Criticism

Along the Tokaido with Two Brushes (2013)



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