Kiyochika: Master of the Night

When self-trained artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847–1915) returned to his birthplace, which he had known as Edo, in 1874, he found a city transformed. Renamed Tokyo (“Eastern Capital”), it was filled with railroads, steamships, gaslights, telegraph lines, and large brick buildings. Kiyochika set out to record his views of Tokyo and completed 93 prints, approximately half of which are on view in this exhibition.