Utamaro’s “Fukagawa in the Snow” and “Flowers in Yoshiwara” – Reunited after 138 Years

Okada Museum Of Art



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The Edo-period Ukiyo-e painter Utamaro Kitagawa’s “Setsugekka” (Snow, Moon, Flowers) series is a hand-painted triptych. In 1989 it travelled to Paris for exhibition before its “Moon in Shinagawa” and “Flowers in Yoshiwara” were purchased by American museums. Meanwhile, the third painting, “Fukagawa in the Snow,” returned to Japan, but from 1952 its whereabouts were unknown until it its rediscovery in 2012. This work was acquired by the Okada Museum of Art, which now presents it and “Flowers in Yoshiwara” together for the first time in Japan in 138 years. A full-sized detailed reproduction of “Moon in Shinagawa” is also exhibited.


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from July 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017


Adults and University Students ¥2800, High School, Junior High and Elementary School Students ¥1800.

Venue Hours

From 9:00 To 17:00


Address: 493 Kowakudani, Hakone-machi, Asigara Shimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0406
Phone: 0460-87-3931

From the Kowakudani Station on the Hakone Tozan line, take the bus for 2 minutes and get off at Kowakuen; From the Odawara Station on the JR Tokaido line, take the bus for 40 minutes and get off at Kowakuen.

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