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Hokusai, Old view of the pontoon Bridge at Sano in Kozuke Province

Godai: Japanese Woodcuts

Hove Museum of Creativity
6 May to 12 November 2023
Hokusai, Old view of the pontoon Bridge at Sano in Kozuke Province

6 May to 12 November 2023

Free admission

This charming exhibition of Japanese woodcut prints is a reflection on the five elements known as Godai: earth, water, fire, wind and void.

Showing exceptional mastery of line and colour, these rarely shown Japanese woodblock prints were expertly crafted by some of the great 19th Century masters such as Hokusai, Kunisada, Eizan and Hiroshige.

In Japanese Buddhist philosophy, each Godai has a particular characteristic that makes up a part of the whole universe. With these timeless elements in mind, we can explore the meaning of life, the universe and everything through these exquisite, printed images.

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