The exhibition will include display of kabuki theater actors in the colored carvings of Japan's Edo period, or ukiyo-e.
Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; flora and fauna; and erotica. The term ukiyo-e (浮世絵) translates as "picture[s] of the floating world".
The exhibition will mainly cover works of three commercially successful ukiyo-e artists: 歌川国/Utagawa Kunisada, 1786-1865, who was also one of the trendsetters in his field, 原国周豊/Toyohara Kunichika, 1835-1900 and 川国芳/Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861, one of the last great masters of Japanese ukiyo-e.
Exhibition 'Kabuki 歌舞伎" will be open at Liepāja Museum until September 27.