The Floating World. Ukiyoe. Visions from Japan

Museo di Roma | Palazzo Braschi
Italy, Rome
20 february 2024 - 23 june 2024

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Ukiyoe, literally "images of the floating world": a genre that contributed to the spread of the aesthetics of the Rising Sun in the West. A meeting of distant worlds where scenes of everyday life coexist with incredible natural sceneries. 

The exhibition 'The Floating World. Ukiyoe. Visions from Japan' hosts 150 masterpieces from the Museo d'arte orientale Edoardo Chiossone di Genova and Museo delle Civiltà di Roma, signed by the most famous names of the time: Utamaro, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Hokusai, whose Great Wave of Kanagawa will also be presented. Masters from different schools became the bearers and spreaders of new cultural and aesthetic values that, between the 18th and 19th centuries, characterized growing cities such as the lively center of Edo (today Tokyo), the cradle of Ukiyoe.

An itinerary, divided into six sections, capable of rendering a faithful artistic and cultural portrait of Japan and which becomes an authentic journey in the name of visions and images, yes distant, but still capable of enchanting us.


From Tuesday to Sunday 10.00am-7.00pm | “Exhibition only” ticket: full €15.00 - reduced €13.00
Pre-sale: €1.00

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The Floating World. Ukiyoe. Visions from Japan

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Interviews, insights, curiosities, anecdotes