The newest exhibition that can be visited at Amsterdam-based Nihon no hanga will show the series Japanese vocations of the Shōwa era in pictures by Wada Sanzo (1883-1967) and illustrates all three volumes (72 woodblock prints). This exhibition is titled Memories of Shōwa: Impressions of Working Life by Wada Sanzo.
From the series’ inception in 1938, Wada collaborated with print enthusiast and publisher Shinagawa Kiyoomi to create nostalgic and modern images of everyday life in Japan during the late 1930s through to the early 1950s. As the prints were accompanied by Wada’s personal observations, Memories of Showa provides a deeply personal account of the continuously changing professions set against the backdrop of a complex era of modern Japanese history.
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To be able to visit this museum, you have to buy a ticket with time slots through Eventbrite. You will have 45-50 minutes to visit the exhibition. The museum is opened until Sunday 4th of July, 2021, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12.00 to 17.00. More information about how to make your visit to this museum visit can be found here.