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Scent Tours: Hiroshige’s Seasons at Brooklyn Museum


Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858), Plum Estate, Kameido (Kameido Umeyashiki), no. 30 from 100 Famous Views of Edo, 11th month of 1857. Woodblock print, 14 3/16 × 9 1/4 in. (36 × 23.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum; Gift of Anna Ferris, 30.1478.30. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

Scent Tours: Hiroshige’s Seasons
Thursday, May 23, 2-3pm 
Thursday, May 30, 6:30-7:3pm
Wednesday, June 12, 2:30-3:30pm
Thursday, June 20, 6:30-7:30pm
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing and Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor

Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory tour of Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo (feat. Takashi Murakami) led by Jessica Murphy, a fragrance historian and Manager of Group Experiences at the Brooklyn Museum. The Museum’s complete set of Utagawa Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo, a meticulously executed and beautifully preserved series of prints, is one of their greatest treasures. The series’ vivid colors, innovative compositions, and rich detail evoke daily life in mid-19th-century Edo (modern-day Tokyo), with an emphasis on locations where people gathered to observe the changing seasons.

In this guided tour, the viewing experience will be enhanced by pairing selected prints with scents specially created by Brooklyn-based Joya Studio. Using your senses, you will reflect on the tension between natural and human-made elements in Hiroshige’s vistas of a rapidly changing city.

Tickets are $35 and include a one-time 10% discount in the Museum Shop. On May 23 and June 12, tickets also include Museum general admission; on May 30 and June 20, tickets also include admission to only Hiroshige’s 100 Famous Views of Edo (feat. Takashi Murakami). Member tickets are $30. Not a Member? Join today!

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