Ukiyoe Edo-Life

Will Sparks Fly?

A dapper young man sits in a teahouse with his older companion when a young woman catches his eye. From the way they're looking at each other, it's clear that there's something going on between them.
  • program length: 5 minutes
  • episode #117

Monday, August 22 at 5:55 am on 12.4

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  • Monday, August 22 at 12:55 pm on 12.4
  • Monday, August 22 at 5:15 pm on 12.4

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Centuries ago, Tokyo was known as Edo. More than a million people enjoyed life in this small but abundant city. They live on in ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Each episode is a deep dive into a single print, and an exploration of the soul of Old Tokyo. We examine works by artists like Hokusai and Hiroshige not just for their aesthetic and historical value, but for the stories they tell of everyday life. That is how the people of Edo themselves enjoyed this mass-produced medium.