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Pictures of the Floating World

Melbourne Rare Book Week

Event Date: 23 June 2024 12:00 PM to 23 June 2024 05:00 PM
Author / Presenters: Daniel Wee and Nina Whittaker
Event Venue: State Library Victoria
Event Organiser: State Library Victoria

Tucked away in the bowels of State Library Victoria’s Rare Book Collection lives a small collection of pre-1800 Japanese Ukiyo-e (浮世絵) works. A form of 木版画 (mokuhanga) Ukiyo-e is a technique of wood printing common during the Edo period. From Utagawa Yoshitori to Katsuhika Hokusai, this talk will explore the collection’s fascinating history, cultural significance, and its journey from Japan to the State Collection.

There are two sessions:

12:00-12:45pm and 5:00-5:45pm

Meet at the Swanston Street Welcome Zone.

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