Exploring Hiroshige and His Influence on Social Media Exhibition

Part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival

Presented by JICC, Embassy of Japan

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan, DC, is proud to present “Exploring Hiroshige and His Influence on Social Media,” an exhibition looking at the work of the seminal ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa Hiroshige, as part of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Known for harmonious compositions and bold use of color capturing Japan’s breathtaking landscapes, his work has obvious parallels to travel photography and social media posts. In this exhibition, the JICC, in collaboration with American University, wants to showcase the works of Hiroshige and celebrate his legacy on social media by presenting recent photographic interpretations of Hiroshige's ukiyo-e, submitted to us through our call for entry! It is our hope that our audience will leave the exhibit with a new appreciation for Hiroshige and the influence he has had on both the art world and the way we share our experiences.

"Exploring Hiroshige” is the headliner exhibition of the 2022 National Cherry Blossom Festival, which celebrates the strong and enduring friendship between Japan and the United States, and the gift of 3,000 cherry trees given by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the City of Washington, DC in 1912. This year is the 110th Anniversary of the gift of the cherry trees to Washington DC.

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