Bewilderment, confusion, fascination, fear and astonishment describe the reaction to the arrival of Western trade ships in Japanese ports in the mid-19th Century. Bizarre languages, alien customs and exotic-looking people penetrated Japanese society bridging the East and the West. On display this summer at The Crow Collection – News from Abroad: Woodblock Prints from Yokohama, Japan is the first artistic medium to respond to the new influences affecting Japanese society in the 1850s.
News from Abroad: Japanese Woodblock Prints from Yokohama, Japan
Exhibition open from Fri Jul 21 2006 to Mon Sep 11 2006