Highlights from the collection of Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Upon his return to Japan in 1889, Sho worked as a Christian missionary then served in the Japanese Diet for 26 years. He supported increased Western presence during Meiji Era and the resulting changes. Sho’s lifestyle was antithetical to that of the floating world, yet his appreciation and collection of the art of Hiroshige and Yoshitoshi remained a lifelong endeavor.
Courtesy of the Billings Family Archives, The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.
With thanks to the Billings Family Archives, The Woodstock Foundation, Inc.