Gardening: Cultivating the Heart

THE UKIYO-E CODE

25m 00s
Broadcast on March 29, 2022 Available until March 29, 2023

In Tokyo, gardening has been especially popular since the outbreak of COVID-19. But it isn't the city's first gardening boom. Ukiyo-e artwork shows people buying potted plants, composing poetry about plum blossoms and growing flowers for competitions. University professor Miyata Hiroaki helps us decipher the clues in these images. We learn how a shared interest in gardening brought people from all social backgrounds together.

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