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Study Room resource: Japanese prints

Prints and drawings, including fashion illustrations, architectural drawings, design drawings, watercolours, posters and much more, not on display in the galleries, can be seen in the Print & Drawings Study Room. To make it easier for teachers and lecturers to access the most popular material with groups, we have developed themed study room resources which contain original prints and drawings.

This study room resource explores the art of ukiyo-e Japanese prints including the works of Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige and Kuniyoshi.

Torii Kiyonobu, 'Kabuki Scene of a Young Hero Battling with Two Warriors'
Utagawa Hiroshige, 'Kiga Hot Springs'
Utagawa Kunisada, 'The Kabuki Actors Ichikawa Kodanji IV and Bandô Kamezô'
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 'The Rescue of Minamoto no Tametomo by Goblins'

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Japanese Netsuke

Japanese Netsuke

The Japanese netsuke is a thing of wonder: a utilitarian accessory to traditional Japanese dress that has become an art form in itself, prized by coll…

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The Fabric of India

03 October 2015 – 10 January 2016. The highlight of the V&A’s India Festival, this will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.

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Event - Art of the Japanese Woodblock

Sat 07 November 2015 10:30–16:00

PRACTICAL WORKSHOP: Japanese Woodblock printing techniques are practiced today as they were 200 years ago.

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