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Melodrama in Meiji Japan Preview

Melodrama in Meiji Japan Preview
Friends preview Special event

Booked out
Japanese woodblock illustration - Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839–1892), Looking Tiresome (Urusaso), 1888,
22 May 2017, 6pm-8pm
Exhibition Gallery, Theatre, Ground floor

$20 Friends, $25 non-members, bookings essential

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The Friends of the National Library of Australia host an exclusive preview of the new Library exhibition, Melodrama in Meiji Japan, with an introductory lecture by curator Dr Gary Hickey.

Step into the tumultuous world of Japan in the 1800s through a selection of stunning Japanese woodblock illustrations. Used to illustrate Japanese novels, these beautiful images accompany stories filled with drama, tragedy and intrigue, reflecting the uncertainty of the times.

Image: Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839–1892), Looking Tiresome (Urusaso) (detail)1888,