UPDATE: The Edo Hyaku Talk Part II on March 25 is fully booked.
Reservations are CLOSED for this talk on March 25. We are no longer taking reservations.
Guests are welcome to line-up in the “Rush-line”on the day of the talk. We cannot guarantee your seat, but we may be able to accommodate you in the place of cancellations.
–Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm
Edo Hyaku Talk Series
Talks about the woodblock prints from Hiroshige’s Edo Hyaku, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series.
Coinciding with the exhibition Landmarks From Before It Was Called Tokyo: Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
By Toshi Aoyagi, Program Officer, The Japan Foundation, Toronto
Admission free, Reservation required
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Edo Hyaku Talk Part I: Moon and Snow at Shinagawa, Takanawa, and Shibaura
Monday, March 25, 2019, 6:30-8:00 P.M. < RESERVATIONS CLOSED
Edo Hyaku Talk Part II: Bridges Over The Sumida River, Asakusa, Yoshiwara
Edo Hyaku, One Hundred Famous Views of Edo series was the creation in the last three years (1856-1858) of Hiroshige’s life, majestically concluding his entire artistic career. Aside from the vast scale of over one hundred prints, the series is impressive as a reflection of Hiroshige’s personal, rather intimate, affection to the city of Edo, current Tokyo. Hiroshige expressed his nostalgia and admiration to Edo, where he was born, lived, and built his artistic success. Through his memories of young days and recent visits, Toshi Aoyagi, also from Tokyo, intimately relates to the city described in Hiroshige’s works.