The Japanese Prints class taught by Meher McAruther recently showcased a group of Japanese woodblock prints by artists Hishikawa Moronobu, Suzuki Harunobu, Torii Kiyonaga, and Katsushika Hokusai, dating from the Edo period (1615-1868 CE) in the Ella Strong Denison Library at Scripps College. The images depict moments from the lives of men and women during this period, intricately depicting everything from their clothing and expressions to the realities of life during this period. 

Because of the paper’s publication schedule, we were unable to feature the exhibit prior or during its run in Denison Library, but we were lucky enough to have a photographer capture elements of the exhibit before it left, so you can see some of the displayed art here.

Denison frequently features rare and special art, including student-created and -curated work, so keep an eye out for future exhibits. You can follow Denison on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/PPHNnR, and be sure to check out the Slocum Award student book collections coming up soon.