JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Entrance to ukiyoe exhibitionThis is the second floor (in Italy, it's called the first floor). And what we in Japan and the US call the 1st floor is the zero floor in Italy.
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Entrance to ukiyoe exhibition 浮世絵展の入口
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Entrance to ukiyoe exhibition 浮世絵展の入口
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Ukiyoe exhibition 浮世絵展The ukiyoe collection came from the Chiossone Museum in Genova. The collection was amassed by Genova native and printing expert Edoardo Chiossone (1833-98 who was dispatched to Japan in 1875 to help Japan modernize its printing technologies (for printing money, etc.). During his 23 years in Japan, he acquired thousands of Japanese art works, especially ukiyoe which numbers 4,000 works. He never returned to Italy and died in Japan.

ジェノバ出身の彫刻師エドアルド・キヨッソーネ(1833-98)は、1875年大蔵省紙幣寮(のちの内閣印刷局)の求めに応じて来日。当時、日本の近代化を推進していた明治政府は外国から優れた技術者を「お雇い外国人」として招いており、キヨッソーネもその一人でした。日本近代印刷技術の礎を築きます。

キヨッソーネの日本滞在は24年にわたり、ついに祖国イタリアへ戻ることなく日本で生涯を終えますが、その間に日本美術に触発され約15,000点余りの美術品を収集するに至ります。なかでも浮世絵のコレクションは4,000点におよび、コレクションのなかでも最も充実したジャンルを形成し世界有数の浮世絵コレクションとして知られています。現在はジェノバ市立キヨッソーネ東洋美術館が所蔵されています。
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Ukiyoe exhibition
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Itabashi-shuku (or Itabashi-juku) was the first post town on the Nakasendo Road from Nihonbashi to Kyoto. It was where travelers lodged and arranged travel logistics. Today, Itabashi-juku is totally modern, basically a shopping and residential area.Ukiyoe print of Itabashi-juku by Eisen.
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Ukiyoe woodblock print by Hiroshige showing "Descending Geese at Katata" with Ukimido in the foreground. 近江八景「堅田の落雁」
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Another ukiyoe woodblock print by Hiroshige showing "Descending Geese at Katata" with Ukimido in the background. 近江八景「堅田の落雁」
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Here are two versions of Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景) by Hiroshige. The main complaint is that they center on Otsu in the southern half of Shiga. No scenes from northern Shiga. Autumn Moon at Ishiyama
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Glow at Seta
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Clearing Storm at Awazu
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Returning Boats at Yabase
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Bell at Miidera Temple
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Night Rain at Karasaki. The print made the Karasaki pine tree at Karasaki Shrine famous.
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Descending Geese at Katata
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Snow at Mt. Hira
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Autumn Moon at Ishiyama
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Glow at Seta. Today, you can see a modern version of Seta-no-Karahashi Bridge.
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Clearing Storm at Awazu. This area is pretty much gone, covered by roads. Very few Awazu pine trees remain.
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Returning Boats at Yabase
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Bell at Miidera Temple
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Night Rain at Karasaki
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Descending Geese at Katata
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Omi-Hakkei (Eight Views of Omi 近江八景): Evening Snow at Mt. Hira
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