Ukiyo-e wood block prints are among Japan's most iconic pieces of art. Ukiyo-e, which means "pictures of the floating world," often depicts folk tales, kabuki actors, and striking landscapes. Ock Hee's Gallery offers an opportunity for Rochesterians to view these rare works of art, presenting an exhibition of some 30 ukiyo-e pieces, created throughout the 19th century. The exhibit includes prints by well-known artists like Hiroshige, who is considered the last great master of ukiyo-e. The ukiyo-e prints will be accompanied by a selection of katagami stencils, elaborate paper templates created to transfer patterns onto dyed textiles.
"Ukiyo-e: Images of the Floating World" is on display at Ock Hee's Gallery (2 Lehigh Street, Honeoye Falls), until October 18. Gallery hours run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and admission is free. For more information visit ockheesgallery.com.