Juni, 2021

11Jun12:00 PM11Jul5:00 PMMemories of Shōwa: Impressions of Working Life by Wada Sanzō(Juni 11) 12:00 PM - (Juli 11) 5:00 PM Nihon no Hanga

Evenement details

Via Nihon no Haga:

The exhibition will show the impressive series ‘Japanese vocations of the Shōwa era in pictures’ by Wada Sanzō (1883-1967) and illustrates all three volumes (72 woodblock prints). From the series’ inception in 1938, Wada collaborated with print enthusiast and publisher Shinagawa Kiyoomi to create nostalgic and modern images of everyday life in Japan during the late 1930s through to the early 1950s. As the prints were accompanied by Wada’s personal observations, Memories of Shōwa provides a deeply personal account of the continuously changing professions set against the backdrop of a complex era of modern Japanese history.

As usual, the exhibition is accompanied by an exhibition guide containing an essay on Wada Sanzō and the history of the series, as well as all the prints and descriptions written by the artist himself. This catalogue and a poster of the cover will be available for purchase at the museum once we are open.


About Nihon no Haga:

Located in a 17th century canal house with Amsterdam School elements, Nihon no hanga is a private museum dedicated to showcase exhibitions created around a collection of 20th century Japanese prints, collected over 30 years by Elise Wessels. During our opening months in May and November, visitors are invited to join guided tours and other events in our stunning museum.

Nihon no hanga collaborates with specialists and museums around the world and our exhibitions have been received favorably by international audiences. The museum strives to further the understanding of modern and contemporary Japanese woodblock prints.


Kijk voor meer informatie op www.nihonnohaga.nl


Juni 11 (Vrijdag) 12:00 pm - Juli 11 (Zondag) 5:00 pm


Nihon no Hanga

Keizersgracht 586, 1017 EN Amsterdam