LEE, T: Guidebook to the Tokaido: Piloted by Tere Lee

Lee, Tere. Guidebook to the Tokaido: Piloted by Tere Lee. Spencer Museum of Art, 1983. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#30856) $15.00

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Includes a “stations of the Tokaido illustration. Second printing, Designed to enhance the immediacy of the Tokaido experience. 40p. Tokaido, which roughly means “eastern sea route,” was the most important of the Five Routes of the Edo period in Japan, connecting Kyoto to Edo (modern-day Tokyo). This guide illustrates that it was a popular topic in art and literature.

Black and white illustrations throughout.

UTAMARO, K: Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered

Freer, Sackler. Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered. Smithsonian Institution, 2015. ISBN: 0870110667. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback (Saddle Stitched). (#26594)

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Booklet accompanied a April 8, 2017–July 9, 2017 exhibition at Freer, Sackler. In 2014, the Okada Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, discovered a long-lost painting by Kitagawa Utamaro (1753–1806), titled Snow at Fukagawa, one of three paintings by Utamaro that idealize famous pleasure districts in Edo (now Tokyo). This show reunited the trio. The other two are Moon at Shinagawa in 1903 and Cherry Blossoms at Yoshiwara.