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These “Visual Narratives” present a selection of Kiyochika’s prints with accompanying captions. They are arranged in two parts—”The City by Night” and “The City by Day”— with several thematic sections in each group. These street-level views capture details of Tokyo on the cusp of change. Light from both natural and manmade sources suffuses the prints in a way that is distinctive to Kiyochika. The format of these Visual Narratives helps convey the delicacy, detail, and depth of these everyday scenes.

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