Five-Minute Museum

Eye-popping prints from Japan's Edo period

A new show at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts brings back old Tokyo's "pictures of the floating world"

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    Suzuki Harunobo, "Courtesan with Attendants on Parade," 1766.

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    Kabukido Enkyo, "Ichikawa Yaozo III as Umeomaru," 1796.

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    Katsushika Hokusai, "Kirfuri Falls Near Mount Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province" from "A Journey to the Waterfalls in Various Provinces," c. 1831-1832.

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    Katsushika Hokusai, "The Manor's Dishes" from "One Hundred Tales," c. 1831-1832.

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    Katsushika Hokusai, "Frog and Morning Glories," c.1832.

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    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, "Inuzaka Keno" from "The Loyal Heroes from the Legend of the Eight Dog Warriors," c. 1852.

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    Utagawa Hiroshige, "Maple Trees at Mama with View of Tekona Shrine and Bridge," 1857.

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    Yoshitomo Nara, "Punk Ebizo (in the floating world)," 1999.

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    Iona Rozeal Brown, "One for the Money, Two Faux the Show (Still Pimpin')," after Katsukawa Shunei's "The Actor Ichikawa Komazto III," 2006.

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