Seduction: Japan’s Floating World The John C. Weber Collection
San Francisco, CA 94102
Seduction: Japan’s Floating World explores the creative explosion unleashed by the new entertainment districts established in Edo (present-day Tokyo) during the late 1600s. Both a state of mind and a locale, the term “floating world” refers to the pleasures available in brothel districts and Kabuki theaters of the city, whose population approached a million by the end of the century. Including more than 60 works, the majority from the John C. Weber Collection, the exhibition takes a new lens to the floating world and its representation in art, juxtaposing paintings and woodblock prints with textiles, ceramics, lacquers and other daily-life objects from the Edo period (1615–1868).
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