Ukiyo-e Prints Course | Exhibition Catalogs


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"As if responding to the call of the exhibition title ...(someone in the class sensed the artist’s personal invitation), a group of RISD students undertook a virtual journey through space and time to Edo period Japan. For a duration of a semester the entire class plunged directly into the midst of the Tokaido world, mixing with all kinds of travelers and local residents, learning their customs and manners, trying out various travel modes and road-side services, exploring every bend of the road, in winter and summer, at dawn and dusk, in sunshine and violent storm. ...

“Wish you were here,” is an exclamation of a traveler overwhelmed by the new sights and desiring to share the excitement with those of kindred spirit. The class that authored this project enthusiastically addresses these words to the exhibition’s visitors and catalog readers." -- Foreword, Wish You Were Here, Hiroshige

Contributing Authors

Annie Bai, Hanjie Bao, Shannon N. Crawford, Yue Meredith Du, Emily G. Fang, Jordan Hu, Haesoo Ji, Alexandra Ju, Chae Hyun Kim, Yi Bin Liang, Jacqueline Lin, Tiara F. Little, Hanyu Liu, Alexander Mattaway, Devyn Park, Jimin Park, Mina Park, Jacob Reeves, Jonathan Rinker, Joseph Sands, Karnth Sombatsiri, Rachel Whitely, Chaoqun Wang, Therese Tachee Whang, Xiaowei Vica Zhao.

Publication Date

Fall 2014


traditional format (bookbinding process), japanese


Elena Varshavskaya


Ukiyo-e Prints (H791)




Ukiyo-e prints, Utagawa Hiroshige, Tokaido Road, Tokaido post stations, Nihonbashi, Hara, Yoshiwara, Fuchu, Okabe, Kameyama, Seki, chonin, daimyo, sankin kotai, yoko-oban, tate-oban, Hoeido edition, Vertical Tokaido, Takenouch Magohachi, Tsuruya Kiemon, Tsutaya Kichizo.


Art and Design | Japanese Studies | Theory and Criticism

Wish You Were Here, Hiroshige (2014)



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