Plum Blossom and Green Willow: Surimono Poetry Prints | University of Oxford

Plum Blossom and Green Willow: Surimono Poetry Prints

Event date
31 Oct 2018 to 17 Mar 2019
Event time
10:00 - 17:00
Venue
Ashmolean Museum
Beaumont Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX12PH
Venue details

Gallery 29

Event type
Exhibitions
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Not required

Some of the finest examples of Japanese printmaking in the early nineteenth century were the exquisitely printed woodblock prints called surimono (‘printed objects’). These privately published prints combined witty poems with elegant images by leading designers. This exhibition highlights rarely shown surimono from the Ashmolean’s collections, including a number of new acquisitions, offering a rare insight into Japanese literati culture and customs of the early nineteenth century.