Melodrama in Meiji Japan

One of Australia’s most significant collections of Japanese art—woodblock prints known as kuchi-e—will go on show for the first time in a new exhibition at the National Library of Australia, ‘Melodrama in Meiji Japan’. [ratina][/ratina]Used to illustrate Japanese novels, kuchi-e (‘opening picture’), complement the stories which reflect the tumultuous world of the Meiji period in …

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