This show at the Ashmolean explores how the Japanese capital has been depicted through time
The Japanese capital has changed somewhat since the Tokugawa shoguns made the former fishing village their headquarters in 1603. By the 18th century Edo, as it was then called, had taken over Kyoto as the country’s cultural centre, and has since been home to many generations of artists who have responded to their environment in their work. Ranging from 17th-century painted travel guides to manga and from 19th-century woodblock prints to photographs, this show (until 3 January 2022) explores how Tokyo has seen itself through time. Find out more from the Ashmolean’s website.