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Sakura – Die Kirschblüte im japanischen Holzschnitt, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe www.mkg-hamburg.de, 11 March - 21 June 2008. fig.: Junges Mädchen befestigt ein Gedicht am Kirschbaum. Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867), Japan, Edo (heutiges Tôkyô), Farbholzschnitt

SAKURA
The Cherry Blossom in the Japanese Woodcarving

Die Kirschblüte im japanischen Holzschnitt

11 March - 21 June 2008
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe www.mkg-hamburg.de

The Museum for Art and Crafts (Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe) in Hamburg presents in this exhibition about cherry blossoms, the Japanese symbol of feminine beauty, its collection of representative woodcarving masterpieces by renowned artists such as Andô Hiroshige of the 17th until 19th century.

In Japan Sakura, the cherry blossom, stands for spring and the melancholic sense of beauty. The Sakura symbolizes Vanitas, the meaninglessness of earthly life and the transient nature of vanity.

fig.: Young girl binds a poem on a tree / Junges Mädchen befestigt ein Gedicht am Kirschbaum. Kikugawa Eizan (1787-1867), Japan, Edo (heutiges Tôkyô), Farbholzschnitt


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