poster for The Ukiyo-e 2020

Ends in 43 days

Ukiyo-e is an iconic form of Japanese art that enjoyed immense popularity among the urban populace during the Edo period (1603-1868). Its popularity eventually spread to the West, where it profoundly influenced the Impressionist painters and other artists and sparked a craze for Japanese art known as Japonisme. Today, “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai is among the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.
This exhibition will, for the first time, unite masterpieces from the Ota Memorial Museum of Art, the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, what are reputed to be the three great collections of ukiyo-e in Japan both in quality and volume. Some 450 carefully selected ukiyo-e prints will be exhibited. Despite the perception that many ukiyo-e masterpieces flowed out of the country, world-class collections of ukiyo-e in fact exist in Japan. Enjoy famed works by representative ukiyo-e master artists of all periods from the 17th through 19th centuries.

1st term:July 23 (Thu-holiday) – August 23 (Sun)
2nd term:August 25 (Tue) – September 22 (Tue-holiday)



from July 23, 2020 to September 22, 2020
A date/time reservation ticket is required for this exhibition. (Please visit official website for the details.), Closed on 8/17,8/ 24, 9/7, 9/14.


Adults ¥1600, University Students ¥1300, High School Students ¥800, Seniors 65 Over ¥1000, Junior High School Students and Under ¥1000

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 17:30
Note:Closed on every 1st and 3rd Monday. Closed during the New Year holidays. Closed on Mondays during special exhibition. (Open on public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.)


Address: 8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8712
Phone: 03-3823-6921 Fax: 03-3823-6920

7 minute walk from the Park exit of JR Ueno Station, 10 minute walk from the Ikenohata exit of Keisei Ueno Station on the Keisei Main line, 10 minute walk from exit 7 at Ueno Station on the Ginza and Hibiya lines.

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