This tiny island within easy reach of Tokyo is dedicated to the goddess of music and entertainment. Here it’s shown in ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings.
Japanese woodblock prints are usually termed ukiyo-e, but ukiyo originally meant ‘this world of sorrow and grief’. How did they get their name?
Why was Vermeer forgotten, or van Gogh ignored, or Western-style painting in Japan suppressed?
How a small group of Dutch merchants were able to bring Western influence to Japanese painting during the Edo period.