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Rare Book Week: Japanese Woodblock Printed Books

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Date
23 July 2024, 12:00pm12:45pm
23 July 2024, 5:00pm5:45pm
CostFree
Bookings Bookings required
Location Collection Viewing Room
Meet at the Swanston Street Welcome Zone

Previously tucked away in the depths of the Rare Book Collection, explore a small treasure trove of pre-1800 Japanese Ukiyo-e (浮世絵) works and their history in this Rare Book Week event.

A form of mokuhanga (木版画), Ukiyo-e is a technique of wood printing common during the Edo period. From Utagawa Yoshitori to Katsuhika Hokusai, this talk will investigate the history of the Library’s Ukiyo-e collection, its cultural significance and how the prints found their way into the State Collection.

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About Melbourne Rare Book Week

Rare Book Week is an annual, Melbourne-wide program of free talks and events that celebrate the importance of books, literacy and literature in our lives. It has become a key event in literary Melbourne’s calendar since 2012.

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