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The museum will be closed Friday, July 1. We regret any inconvenience.

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Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074
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Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday, Friday, Sunday Closed

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Green Japan: Images of Sustainable Living in Ukiyo-e Prints

August 26 - December 23, 2021
In Ripin Gallery

Green Japan: Images of Sustainable Living in Ukiyo-e Prints

August 26 - December 23, 2021
In Ripin Gallery

Today we think of living sustainably and achieving carbon neutrality in terms of high-tech solutions. But in Japan's Edo period (1603–1868), a culture of sustainability was achieved in a preindustrial society with a high population and limited resources. Popular woodblock prints from the era provide a window into this world, where current ideals like "reduce-reuse-recycle" were put into practice more than two centuries ago.

“[People in Edo period Japan (1603–1868)] … overcame many of the identical problems that confront us today—issues of energy, water, materials, food, and population—[and] forged from these considerable challenges a society that was conservation-minded, waste-free, well-housed and well-fed, and economically robust, and that has bequeathed to us admirable and enduring standards of design and beauty.” —Azby Brown

Augmented Reality Tour

Video: How were Ukiyo-e Prints Made?

Video: Ukiyo-e Prints in Context

Organized by

Kevin R. E. Greenwood

Joan L. Danforth Curator of Asian Art

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