Snow Country: Japanese Winter Landscapes
Our latest exhibition will focus on wintery landscape prints of the 20th century. In Japan snow has been a source of inspiration in art and literature for centuries. Poetic scenes of snowy cityscapes and serene winter beauties have been a well-known part of the Japanese woodblock print tradition but were also a beloved theme in modern shin and sōsaku hanga.
However, living with vast amounts of snow in the remote ‘snow country’, or yukiguni, came with certain challenges. Printmakers from these areas have earnestly depicted daily life in this somewhat concealed part of Japan. When snow country became more accessible with the advent of modern transportation links its representation changed. Seeking out snow leisure became a fashionable pastime for urbanites, including prolific writers and prints artists.
The various aspects of snow surrounding the city, countryside, and its people take centre stage in Snow Country: Japanese Winter Landscapes, with over one hundred works from our collection.
From Friday 5 November until Sunday 28 November
Friday/Saturday/Sunday: 12.00 hrs – 17.00 hrs
Free entrance, ticket only required for guided tour
COVID-GUIDELINES: QR CODE
From Saturday 6 November 2021 a corona entry pass (coronatoegangsbewijs) is required for a museum visit. You need to present a valid QR code upon entry.
Our open days are subject to current covid-guidelines and will be adjusted if necessary. For more information see www.rijksoverheid.nl
We are able to host guided tours again! Every Friday in November there will be two guided tours (in Dutch). As usual, you will need to buy a ticket in advance through Eventbrite.
Fridays: 13.00 hrs and 15.00 hrs
€ 15.00 (pp, incl. catalogue)
The Snow Country catalogue contains an introductory essay and all prints featured in the exhibition (B5 format; 96 pages; softcover; glued binding).
(for sale at our museum from 5 November 2021)
We have collaborated with Bekking & Blitz to create a special postcard wallet with prints from Snow Country: Japanese Winter Landscapes. We have selected 10 of our favourite designs and it comes with envelopes. Great for your season’s greetings!
(only for sale at our museum from 5 November 2021)