Children of the Meiji era. At the school of modernity (1868-1912) - Exhibition catalogue
Bringing together prints and books from the Kumon Institute of Education and the Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, this book accompanies an exhibition that takes a fresh look at the depiction of children playing and studying in a time when the winds of modernity were blowing, even if not all traces of Edo have been erased. It brings together more than 150 prints depicting children, and others intended for children: educational prints, toy prints and story prints. It is a new and original illustration of the Meiji period which has interested the Western world so much.
Exhibition at the House of Culture of Japan in Paris from 30 March to 21 May 2022
192 pages / 170 illustrations
Éditions Gourcuff Gradenigo