Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto
16 April @ 10:00 am - 19 September @ 7:00 pm
This Asian Civilisations Museum exhibition explores Japanese art and culture through two mediums — woodblock prints and photography. The woodblock prints section looks at lifestyles and trends of Edo period Japan, while the photography explores the nature and architecture of Kyoto today. It also captures the vanishing traditions of the geisha community through the lens of Singaporean photographer Russel Wong.
The exhibition plays on the notion of duality: past and present, print and photography, Edo (today’s Tokyo) and Kyoto (the old capital). Ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Hiroshige’s woodblock print of a morning scene at Nihonbashi is juxtaposed with Russel Wong’s photograph of the Sanjō Bridge.
You will find out how past trends and lifestyles in Japan are still relevant today.