"One Hundred Views of New Tokyo" Exhibition
This event has ended.
Beginning at the end of the Edo Era, pleasure jaunts in the name of religion such as the Ise and Konpira pilgrimages became popular, drawing attention to "famous places" such as historic ruins, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples and towns of inns. As a result, many "famous place maps" were drawn, and guides and picture collections of these places were published actively.
The "One Hundred Views of New Tokyo" series is a collection of one hundred scenery drawings that were selected in autumn 1982 as a part of the events that were held for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of "Tokyo Citizen's Day." The oil and watercolor paintings by Nihonga and Yoga painters depict representative scenes all over Tokyo from the city to Tama to the islands. A separate "One Hundred Views of New Tokyo" is also in the museum's collection: this is a series of prints starting with the print "One Hundred Views of Tokyo" that was exhibited at the Nihonbashi Maruzen in 1929. The two series were created more than half a century apart, and Tokyo's scenery has changed greatly during this time. 2007 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the One Hundred Views of New Tokyo and for this exhibition, depictions of buildings that appear in both "One Hundred Views of New Tokyo" series have been selected.
【Image: "Tokyo Station Exit" Koushiro Onchi (from the first period)】