CultureSecrets offers you a Japanese journey on the road of Kisokaidō, from Hiroshige to Kuniyoshi! Discover, with free access, the first exhibition proposed by the Cernuschi Museum after its reopening, at the end of a 9-month renovation project. It brings together a unique collection of nearly 150 Japanese prints, some of which are being shown to the public for the first time. A selection of remarkable objects also echoes the prints on display: armor, calligraphy boxes, katana, battle saddles and picnic kits...
The exhibition offers a visual tour of one of the most spectacular roads in Japan: the Kisokaidō, which was one of the five roads built in Japan during the Tokugawa era (1603-1868). It connected Edo, now Tōkyō, where the shogun had his residence, to Kyōto, seat of the emperor.
The Kisokaidō was the subject of a series of prints by Eisen (1790-1848) and Hiroshige (1797-1858), which were very successful, and later by Kunisada (1786- 1865) and Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). The series of Eisen and Hiroshige, as well as that of Kuniyoshi, constitute the two main parts of the exhibition.
Since its opening to the public in 1898, the Cernuschi Museum, the City of Paris' museum of Asian arts, has collected nearly 15,000 Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Vietnamese objects. Following a renovation project, the museum has inaugurated a redesigned tour route, a real invitation to travel in the setting of the private mansion designed in the 19th century by Henri Cernuschi.
The Japanese print is the result of a teamwork. The publisher (hanmoto), who is at the origin of
Until August 8, 2021.
You will receive your paper ticket by post, on working days.
Please note that you must reserve a visit slot in advance on the Paris Musées ticketing website (Gratuit carton "Laissez-passer").
You will have to show your free ticket and your pass during the visit.
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Unsigned, (Keisai Eisen), The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road Relais n°18, 1835-1838 © Fundacja Jerzego Leskowicza
Utagawa Kuniyoshi, The Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaidō Road, Station No. 70, 1852, Henri Cernuschi Bequest, 1896 © Paris Musées / Musée Cernuschi