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Shiranui Koemon: The grand champion Sumo wrestler

18 July 2017 by Frank Milner

Print of Shiranui Koemon ,the 11th Yokosuna

I’m very fond of certain Sumo wrestling prints -I especially like this one which shows Shiranui Koemon ,the 11th Yokosuna or Grand Champion (in the middle). He’s crossing the Sumida River in the city of Edo (now Tokyo) on his way to the Eko-in Temple where he going to fight. Read more…

Experiencing Japan’s Tanabata Festival

Colourful paper strips with wishes on them - part of the Tanabatta festival

Lady Lever volunteer Corrina Ellis tells us about her experiences of the Japanese Tanabata Festival.
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The Edo Fireman: A tattooed urban street hero

4 July 2017 by Frank Milner

Fireman Kunichika Japanese firefighters figure big in 19th century woodblock prints produced in the city of Edo (later Tokyo) between 1860 and 1890. Read more…

A personal introduction to Edo Pop.

14 June 2017 by Frank Milner

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Frank Milner

I have been collecting Japanese woodblock prints for over 40 years . To begin with I saw prints like these as reproductions in books about French Impressionist pictures Read more…

Coming soon: Edo Pop

11 May 2017 by Andrew Bullock

Utagawa Kunichika. Fire Brigade Standard Bearer 1871: collection Frank Milner

Edo Pop is coming soon to the Lady Lever Art Gallery and we can’t wait.

The exhibition features 19th century Japanese wood block prints that explore tales of celebrity which wouldn’t seem out of place in the pages of today’s gossip magazines. Read more…



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