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New Date: In English - A Japanese Screen and It's (Hi)Stories

Hosted by the Consul of the Leipzig Gallery & Museum Lovers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 15 Aug 12:45 - 15:00

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In Western perception, Japanese windbreaks are among those objects that are associated as „typically Japanese“ since the nostalgic enthusiasm for Japan in the late 19th century. It is an object which is used as furniture and serves as a picture portraying social status, handicraft, and style of home furnishing. In this way, it equally disclosed and hides something.

The exhibition shows the Japanese windbreak picturing „Scenes on Shijō Street Near the River Bank“ from the beginning of the 17th century. Its screen is in fact a hidden object game, allowing us to glimpse into Japan of the early Edo period. Clothes, haircuts, musical instruments, and everyday objects are displayed realistically. The way the figures interact or pass by each other vividly tells us about society in the then capital city of the Japanese empire.
In addition, there are fashion, accessories, furniture, and art pieces exhibited. A guide presents the “ Scenes of Life– A Japanese Screen and it´s (Hi)Stories“ in English. Just get in touch, discuss, and ask questions.
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