Tsukioka Kogyo Theatre Print Exhibition at Portland State, Nov. 1-28
Author: Angela D. Abel, Office of University Communications, 503-725-8794
Posted: October 22, 2007

JapanesePrint-2.jpg What: Portland State University’s Center for Japanese Studies presents a display of woodblock prints, “The Theatre Prints of Tsukioka Kôgyo.” The exhibition will feature more than 40 of Kôgyo’s finest noh and kyôgen prints, all from a collection owned by Richard and Mae Smethurst of the University of Pittsburgh.

Tsukioka Kôgyo a Meiji period master, and disciple of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, made the transition from ukiyo-e artist to fine artist in the early 20th century. Kôgyo is particularly renowned for his elegant and dynamic prints depicting scenes and characters from the noh drama. The Tsukioka Kôgyo exhibition at the Frick Museum in Pittsburgh, February-April, 2007, attracted 10,000 visitors and garnered rave reviews from art critics.

When: Monday–Friday, from noon–4 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., November 1–28, 2007

Where: Portland State University Littman Gallery, Smith Memorial Student Union (1825 SW Broadway).

Cost: The photo exhibition is free and open to the public.

Contact: For more information contact the Center for Japanese Studies at 503-725-8577 or

Background: The Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), housed in the Institute for Asian Studies at Portland State, supports research on Japan and the Japanese-American experience. CJS provides a forum for related academic activities and the free exchange of ideas. The Center is committed to preparing students to become leaders in business, government, arts, and the academy by fostering cross-cultural understanding. It seeks to facilitate understanding of Japan as well as the Japanese-American experience among students, faculty, and the greater Portland community through a variety of curricular and outreach programs.

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