The seven deities of good fortune, familiar even today as an auspicious motif, were often depicted in Ukiyo-e, woodblock prints. The pictures depict the deities not only as images bringing good luck but also as caricatures and beautiful women or children likened to them, and are often filled with expressions infusing laughter. Works with the seven deities of good fortune are mainly introduced in this exhibition.
Auspicious Ukiyo-e Bringing Happiness
January 4, 2020 to March 29, 2020
Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
2206-1, Shinkiri, Shimadachi,
Matsumoto-Shi, Nagano-ken 390-0852