TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Edo-Tokyo Museum, a Tokyo-based museum dedicated to showcasing the history and culture of Tokyo’s pre-modernized Edo period, will organize a booth at the annual J-POP Summit festival, which will be held this year at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, USA on July 23 and 24.
The Edo-Tokyo Museum’s booth inside the Travel Area will present an experiential display involving Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. Twice each day, an artist will demonstrate how ukiyo-e are made and then invite visitors to try making their own prints.
Some of the many other highlights of the Edo-Tokyo Museum booth will include:
- English leaflets and original Edo-Tokyo Museum ukiyo-e postcards
- Video introduction to the Edo-Tokyo Museum
- Informational display about ukiyo-e
- Explanations by Edo-Tokyo museum staffers
- Lottery offering great prizes, including air tickets to Japan, Japanese ceramics, and more
The Edo period is recognized as the source of modern Japanese pop culture, a time when important cultural traditions such as kabuki, fashion, music, haiku poetry, art and literature flourished. The Edo-Tokyo Museum booth will provide visitors with a clear snapshot of the cultural foundations of one of the world’s greatest cities, Tokyo.
About the Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
Opening its doors in March 1993, the Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum showcases historic objects and replicas from the 400-year history of Edo-Tokyo since Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate, entered Edo in the early 17th century. In addition to permanent exhibits, the museum holds special exhibitions at the first floor gallery five to six times a year and carries out various other events, including lectures and workshops on the history and culture of Edo-Tokyo. Housed in a unique building modeled after an elevated-floor type warehouse, the museum has been a landmark and popular tourist attraction in Tokyo since its opening.