Photo Kansallisgalleria (c) Jenni Nurminen

Under the Cherry Blossom

Bulevardi 40, 00120 Helsinki
Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Under the Cherry Blossom - Japanese Woodblock Prints

Under the Cherry Blossom - Japanese Woodblock Prints

This exhibition at the Sinebrychoff Art Museum delves into the themes and cultural backgrounds of woodblock prints. The woodblock prints’ world and mood are expanded by the Japanese artefacts on display. 

The largest share of the exhibition’s woodblock prints date to the Edo period (1600–1868). Japan isolated itself from the outside world, and its distinct cultural life had space to develop. During the Edo period, the middle class became wealthier, and ukiyo, the “transient world” and seizing the ephemeral moment and its experiences, became common in the themes and moods of woodblock prints.

Sinebrychoff Art Museum


Tue, Thu-Fri 11.00-18.00

Wed 11.00-20.00

Sat-Sun 10.00-17.00

Admission fee 14/16€, under 18 yrs free entry