Shikioriori: Living Through the Seasons in Edo Japan
On view February 12 - June 28, 2016
During the Edo period (1603–1868), the rhythm of the year included activities and events tied to the changing seasons. The Japanese expression shikioriori, or “season by season,” describes these delicate changes in nature. This installation juxtaposes ukiyo-e prints—literally “Pictures of the Floating World”— alongside selections from popular literature and comic poetry (senryū), to show how people lived day to day, and season by season.
Curated by Leah Justin-Jinich, masters candidate, department of Asian languages and civilizations