In this exhibition he explains the world of “Edo Hyaku” from his own viewpoint and photographs of contemporary Tokyo. Along with “Tokyo Hyaku” photographs, the brilliant colors of the reproductions brought to life in the present day by the carvers and printers of the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints who have mastered the advanced production techniques of Ukiyo-e that have continued from the Edo period, are displayed. Carefully selected masterpieces from the Ukiyo-e print “Edo Hyaku” are revived in this collection. Through two diﬀerent expressions, the exhibition oﬀers the charm of Hiroshige’s “One hundred famous views of Edo” again, and invites to enjoy a journey through the city of “Edo＆Tokyo” that attracts people transcending the times.
Contemporary Tokyo pictured by Italian photographer inspired by Hiroshige
東京百 Homage to Hiroshige 江戸百
Location: The Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing Showroom (Tokyo)
Admission is free
Born in Milan, Italy in 1982, graduated at the Politecnico di Milano faculty of design. Giuseppe De Francesco has been collaborating with important Italian photographers in fashion and architecture industries before starting his career. He has been living in diﬀerent cities and currently working worldwide for his personal researches and commercial assignments.