Mapping Edo in the Mid-Nineteenth Century
Join Richard Pegg, director and curator of Asian art at the MacLean Collection, as he discusses the final decades of the Edo period and the wildly popular and beautifully executed pocket maps created for the eponymous city. This talk will examine the mapping process while juxtaposing these detailed creations with Hiroshige Utagawa’s landscape prints created during the same period and further detailing life in Edo, Japan. The lecture is free and open to the public. Prior to the lecture, join us for a cocktail reception at 6 pm ($15 AAS Members and Public / $25 Patrons).
Please RSVP and mail checks to Nancy Inui, 1338 N. New Jersey Street 46202.
Map of Shiba atago shita District from Edo Kire-ezu series, Japan, Edo period, 1850, ink on paper, 17-3/4 x 19-5/8 in., Courtesy of the MacLean Collection