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YPC Yokohama-e Prints
September 12 @ 6:00 pmFree
The Young Professionals Committee of the Japan America Society of Chicago invites you to
Fee: Free for Illinois residents (Please get your free ticket prior to meeting the group)
About the Event:
Come join Young Professionals Committee members and guests for an informal self-guided tour of the Yokohama-e: 19th –Century Prints of Americans in Japan exhibit. “The array of prints featured in this exhibition emerged from the specific historical events initiated when a fleet commandeered by US Commodore Matthew C. Perry first landed in Japan in 1853”.
“Prints known as Yokohama-e, or “pictures of Yokohama,” soon capitalized on the novelty of the people and goods coming into the busy international port”.
Come meet the group at 6:00 pm by the main staircase inside the Art Institute – Michigan Avenue entrance. We recommend leaving ample time to get your free ticket at the ticket area.