Ota Memorial Museum of Art - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Ota Memorial Museum of Art. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Men in Japanese Kimono – Stylish and Charming in the Edo Period

    Men in Japanese Kimono – Stylish and Charming in the Edo Period

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2021-01-06 - 2021-01-28

    *In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art will shorten our opening hours as follows from January 8th, 2021 until further notice. Opening Hours: 10:30 am to 5:00 pm (Last...More »

  • poster for Japan in Ukiyo-e – Fujiyama, Samura, Geisha

    Japan in Ukiyo-e – Fujiyama, Samura, Geisha

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2020-11-14 - 2020-12-13

    Ukiyo-e prints from the Edo through Meiji period have a distinctly Japanese aesthetic. They often feature images of Mt. Fuji, cherry blossoms, and other scenes from nature, as well as Japanese cuisine...More »

  • poster for Civil Engineering in Edo

    Civil Engineering in Edo

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2020-10-10 - 2020-11-08

    In recent years, large-scale redevelopment in the main areas have called attention in Tokyo. At the same time, civil engineering itself has become a popular genre to be studied as a hobby. There are increasing...More »

  • poster for Tsukioka Yoshitoshi – Blood and the Bewitching

    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi – Blood and the Bewitching

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga
    • 2020-08-01 - 2020-10-04

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) was an ukiyo-e artist who was active from the end of the Edo period to the early Meiji Era. Although he became very popular back then, his dynamic composition and sharp...More »

  • poster for Collection from Ota Memorial Museum of Art

    Collection from Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2020-07-01 - 2020-07-26

    To prevent the spread of the COVID-19, the Ota Memorial Museum was temporarily closed from April 7th but will reopen from July 1st. We have changed the original schedule and instead will hold the “Ota...More »

  • poster for Tsukioka Yoshitoshi - Blood and the Bewitching

    Tsukioka Yoshitoshi - Blood and the Bewitching

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2020-04-01 - 2020-05-27

    *Considering the current situation of the coronavirus COVID-19 infection, Ota Memorial Museum of Art will be temporarily closed from April 7 for a while. *Ota Memorial Museum of Art will be closed on...More »

  • poster for Kaburaki Kiyokata and Hirezaki Eiho – Illustrations Bringing Color to Modern Literature

    Kaburaki Kiyokata and Hirezaki Eiho – Illustrations Bringing Color to Modern Literature

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2020-02-15 - 2020-02-29

    *Ōta Memorial Museum of Art will be closed from March 1st to March 31st to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. ※The exhibition period has been shortened. (Originally 2020/2/15–3/22). Nihonga...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces of ukiyo-e paintings from Ota Memorial Museum of Art

    Masterpieces of ukiyo-e paintings from Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2020-01-11 - 2020-02-09

    The Ota Memorial Museum of Art specializes in ukiyo-e, with a collection of over 14,000 pieces. In celebration of its 40th year, the museum has selected some of its best work for the exhibition. On display...More »

  • poster for Last Ukiyoe – Inheritors of Ukiyoe

    Last Ukiyoe – Inheritors of Ukiyoe

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-11-02 - 2019-12-22

    Many people understand ukiyo-e as a culture of the Edo period. However, ukiyo-e was continuously produced until the end of the Meiji period, in the beginning of the 20th century. Since their artistic value...More »

  • poster for Utagawa Kuniyoshi and His Daughters

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi and His Daughters

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    • 2019-10-04 - 2019-10-27

    80 works by Kuniyoshi Utagawa and his daughters Yoshitori and Yoshijo. [Related Events] 1. Curator’s Slide Show Date and Time: 10/8 (Tue) - 10/18 (Fri) 14:00 Venue: Ota Memorial Museum of Art -...More »

  • poster for Utagawa Toyokuni – A Man Who Surpassed Sharaku

    Utagawa Toyokuni – A Man Who Surpassed Sharaku

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-09-03 - 2019-09-29

    Ukiyo-e mostly depicts subjects of the pleasurable yet fleeting “ukiyo” (real world), such as popular kabuki actors and courtesans, as well as famous sites crowded with people. However, the real world...More »

  • poster for Invitation to Different Worlds – Specters, the Spiritual World, and Foreign Countries

    Invitation to Different Worlds – Specters, the Spiritual World, and Foreign Countries

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-08-02 - 2019-08-28

    Ukiyo-e paintings often depict the nitty-gritty world of popular kabuki actors, oiran prostitutes, and the busy streets of Edo. However, sometimes the paintings show different worlds of specters, spirits,...More »

  • poster for Life with Blue – Kimono, Pottery and Daily Articles

    Life with Blue – Kimono, Pottery and Daily Articles

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    • Media: Nihonga - Prints
    • 2019-07-02 - 2019-07-28
  • poster for Walking the Hills and Valleys of Edo

    Walking the Hills and Valleys of Edo

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-06-01 - 2019-06-26

    In recent years, walking around the city with its unique topographical aspects, such as high ground and low ground, slopes and undulating terrain, is often covered on television and in books, and has gradually...More »

  • poster for Hokusai —The Road to Mt. Fuji

    Hokusai —The Road to Mt. Fuji

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-04-04 - 2019-05-26

    This year is the 170th anniversary of the death of Katsushika Hokusai (b. 1760) on April 18th, 1849. In commemoration, Ota Memorial Museum of Art will host “Hokusai – The Road to Mt. Fuji,” an exhibition...More »

  • poster for Koson Ohara Exhibition

    Koson Ohara Exhibition

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    • 2019-02-01 - 2019-03-24

    Koson Ohara (1877-1945) was a kacho-ga (flower and bird painting) artist active from the end of the Meiji period and through the Taisho and Showa periods. The major characteristic of Koson’s works is how...More »

  • poster for Cute and Funny Ukiyo-e

    Cute and Funny Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2019-01-05 - 2019-01-27

    A wide variety of attractive figures and trends are depicted in ukiyo-e during the Edo period, such as beautiful courtesans, handsome actors and popular sights. However, more than 150 years since the Edo...More »

  • poster for Fashion in the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarter

    Fashion in the Yoshiwara Pleasure Quarter

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    • Media: Nihonga - Fashion
    • 2018-11-02 - 2018-12-20

    This exhibition introduces works depicting the fashionable costumes and daily lives of the Oiran entertainers of the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter of 18th-19th century Edo. [Related Event] Curator’s Slide...More »

  • poster for Utagawa Hiroshige: 160 Years Since His Death

    Utagawa Hiroshige: 160 Years Since His Death

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2018-09-01 - 2018-10-28

    Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) was an ukiyo-e artist who lyrically depicted landscapes around Japan. His representative works such as “Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road” and “One Hundred Famous Views...More »

  • poster for Yoshiiku Ochiai Exhibition

    Yoshiiku Ochiai Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2018-08-03 - 2018-08-26

    Yoshiiku Ochiai (1833–1904) was an ukiyo-e artist from the end of the Edo period into the Meiji era. He created works which are essential to the history of ukiyo-e, such as “Twenty-eight Famous Murders...More »

  • Villains in Ukiyo-e Part II

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2018-06-02 - 2018-07-29

    In TV dramas, movies and novels, villainous roles are often depicted as more attractive than the protagonist. The people of Edo also seem to have been aware of the unfathomable attraction of “evil.” This...More »

  • poster for Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

    Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2018-04-01 - 2018-05-27

    As 2018 marks the 160th anniversary of the death of the master Ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige Utagawa (1797–1858), the Ota Memorial Museum of Art will hold two exhibitions in his honor: “Hiroshige: One Hundred...More »

  • poster for Cross-dressers in Ukiyo-e

    Cross-dressers in Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Prints - Fashion
    • 2018-03-02 - 2018-03-25

    The culture of cross-dressing is seen throughout history, across different countries from the East to the West. In Japan, the story of Yamato Takeru dressing as a woman to conquer the enemy from Kojiki...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e from the end of the Edo Period to the Meiji Period

    Ukiyo-e from the end of the Edo Period to the Meiji Period

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2018-01-05 - 2018-02-25

    150 years ago, Japan experienced historical changes, from the downfall of the Edo shogunate to the establishment of the Meiji Government. Ukiyo-e artists who were active from the end of the Edo Period...More »

  • poster for Eizan Kikukawa Exhibition

    Eizan Kikukawa Exhibition

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-11-03 - 2017-12-20

    Eizan Kikukawa (1787-1867) was a ukiyo-e artist who played an especially active role in the Bunka era (1804-1818) after the death of Utamaro Kitagawa. While many ukiyo-e artists portrayed beautiful women...More »

  • poster for Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”

    Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Talks
    • 2017-09-30 - 2017-10-29

    “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” is a series of landscape prints that depict Mount Fuji from various locations in Japan. Despite the number “36” in the title, the series actually consists of “46” works,...More »

  • poster for Yoshitoshi Tsukioka “One Hundred Views of the Moon”

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka “One Hundred Views of the Moon”

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-09-01 - 2017-09-24

    Following the previous exhibition, “Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi,” this museum further explores the fascinating world of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, an ukiyo-e artist who lived from the end of the Edo period...More »

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    Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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    • 2017-07-29 - 2017-08-27

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892) was an ukiyo-e artist who lived from the end of the Edo period into the Meiji period, and was a pupil of Kuniyoshi Utagawa. He became one of the leading, most popular ukiyo-e...More »

  • poster for Cruising Around Edo

    Cruising Around Edo

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2017-07-01 - 2017-07-23

    As the Tokyo 2020 Olympics approaches, there has been a growing trend to re-discover the attractiveness of the waterside of Tokyo and to consider the potential use of water transportation for tourism and...More »

  • poster for Warriors based on the novels of Bakin Kyokutei

    Warriors based on the novels of Bakin Kyokutei

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    • Media: Nihonga - Talks
    • 2017-06-02 - 2017-06-25

    Kyokutei Bakin, who is known as the author of the bestselling novel of the Edo period, “Nanso Satomi Hakkenden (The Story of Eight Samurai),” continues to be popular to this day. His novels such as “Nanso...More »

  • poster for Animals in Ukiyo-e

    Animals in Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2017-04-01 - 2017-05-28

    Here you can see everything from pets such as cats and goldfish, to anthropomorphic octopuses and foxes, as well as mystical dragons and kappa (water sprite). The exhibition “Animals in Ukiyo-e,” which...More »

  • poster for Splendid Views of Edoー Snow, Moon and Flowers

    Splendid Views of Edoー Snow, Moon and Flowers

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-02-03 - 2017-03-26

    The word “Zekkei (Breathtaking scenery)” was so popular that it was nominated for Buzzwords-of-the-year contest in 2014. While TV shows introducing splendid views both within Japan and abroad are very...More »

  • poster for Comedic Edo: Works by Utagawa Hirokage

    Comedic Edo: Works by Utagawa Hirokage

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    • Media: Nihonga - Prints - Talks
    • 2017-01-05 - 2017-01-29

    Utagawa Hirokage’s masterpiece “Comical Views of Famous Places in Edo” playfully depicts Edokko (the people of Edo) having fun and goofing around in the late Edo period. This exhibition is a rare opportunity...More »

  • poster for Toshikata Mizuno: Successor of Yoshitoshi

    Toshikata Mizuno: Successor of Yoshitoshi

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    • Media: Nihonga - Prints - Talks
    • 2016-11-04 - 2016-12-11

    This year celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Toshikata Mizuno in 1866. In commemoration, this exhibition displays his works, with a focus on ukiyo-e wood-block prints. This is the first exhibition...More »

  • poster for “Kuniyoshi Heroes— Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin”

    “Kuniyoshi Heroes— Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-09-03 - 2016-10-30

    In recent years, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861) has become one of the most celebrated ukiyo-e artists at the museum, with many exhibitions of his works organized so far. His charm is often described as...More »

  • poster for Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e

    Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2016-08-02 - 2016-08-28

    “Scary”, “Horrifying” – fear is a universal feeling that people have. People hate and avoid things that are unknown, dangerous, and weird. However, as is evident in the word “curiosity overcomes fear”,...More »

  • poster for Hokusai Manga - Sketches Of The Universe

    Hokusai Manga - Sketches Of The Universe

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    • Media: Manga - Nihonga - Talks
    • 2016-07-01 - 2016-07-28

    “Hokusai Manga” is the printed picture book which made Katsushika Hokusai (1760~1849) renown worldwide, along with his landscape series “Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji”. The popularity of “Hokusai Manga”...More »

  • poster for Utagawa Hiroshige “Landscapes Along the Tokaido Road and Mt. Fuji”

    Utagawa Hiroshige “Landscapes Along the Tokaido Road and Mt. Fuji”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2016-04-29 - 2016-06-26

    Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the leading ukiyo-e artists of the late Edo period, specializing in fukeiga (landscape pictures). In the 1830s, budding artist Utagawa released his breakthrough...More »

  • poster for Kunisada Utagawa – Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion

    Kunisada Utagawa – Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2016-04-01 - 2016-04-24
  • poster for Shunsho Katsukawa – Master of Hokusai

    Shunsho Katsukawa – Master of Hokusai

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2016-02-02 - 2016-03-27

    Shunsho Katsukawa (1726?–1792) was an Ukiyo-e artist who became popular for his realistic portraits of kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers. He is also known for his intricate nikuhitsu-ga (paintings drawn...More »

  • poster for “Utamaro, Eisen, Hokusai:  Masterpieces from Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum”

    “Utamaro, Eisen, Hokusai: Masterpieces from Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum”

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2015-10-02 - 2015-11-23

    The Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum specializing in ukiyo-e wood-block prints was founded in 1998 by Hideo Matsui (1930–2013), a medical doctor and ukiyo-e researcher who hoped convey the true value of ukiyo-e...More »

  • poster for Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing: The 250th Anniversary of the Multi-Colored Print

    Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing: The 250th Anniversary of the Multi-Colored Print

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2015-08-01 - 2015-09-27

    This year, we celebrate the 250th anniversary of nishiki-e (color-printed ukiyo-e), an art form established in 1765 by Suzuki Harunobu that became popular worldwide in part because of its printing technique....More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e War Pictures―Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi and Kiyochika

    Ukiyo-e War Pictures―Kuniyoshi, Yoshitoshi and Kiyochika

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Talks
    • 2015-07-01 - 2015-07-26

    To many ukiyo-e prints hold association with pictures of hedonistic times in a peaceful world. However, during the Edo and Meiji periods, there were many ukiyo-e prints which took “war” as their theme....More »

  • poster for Edo Evil

    Edo Evil

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-06-02 - 2015-06-26

    Humans are drawn to evil. Even in the entertainment world of today we can not fail to be enchanted by certain wicked characters. And the same may be said for those of the Edo era. This exhibition features...More »

  • poster for Hiroshige and Kiyochika: Kiyochika 100th Memorial Exhibition

    Hiroshige and Kiyochika: Kiyochika 100th Memorial Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2015-04-01 - 2015-05-28

    In the Edo period, Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) produced multiple series of masterpieces such as “Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road” and “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo.” He drew the ukiyo-e world...More »

  • poster for Daughters of Edo - Chronicles of Kawaii

    Daughters of Edo - Chronicles of Kawaii

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    • Media: Painting - Talks
    • 2015-03-01 - 2015-03-26

    The bold, bright fashion of young women hanging out in Harajuku has become one of the icons of Japanese pop culture and has gained acclaim even overseas as one interpretation of “kawaii”. It would seem...More »

  • Yoshitoshi and Kunichika— Beauties of the Modern Age

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2015-02-01 - 2015-02-25

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839)–1892) and Kunichika Toyohara (1835–1900) were major ukiyo-e artists of the Meiji period. In 1888 Yoshitoshi published “Thirty-two Aspects of Costumes,” his master collection...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e New Year’s Exhibition

    Ukiyo-e New Year’s Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Graphics
    • 2015-01-06 - 2015-01-28

    Kasumigaseki, with its spread of samurai family homes, Nihonbashi with its lines of grand stores and thronging customers and Asakusa with its diverse mix of devotees and pleasure seekers, since the Edo...More »

  • poster for Kunisada Utagawa: 150th Anniversary of His Death

    Kunisada Utagawa: 150th Anniversary of His Death

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2014-10-01 - 2014-11-24

    Kunisada Utagawa (1786-1864) is one of the only ukiyo-e artists to leave behind tens of thousands of prints. He was the most popular ukiyo-e printmaker of his time, even surpassing rivals such as Kuniyoshi...More »

  • poster for Specters, Ghosts, and Sorcerers in Ukiyo-e

    Specters, Ghosts, and Sorcerers in Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2014-07-01 - 2014-09-25

    The world of Yokai Ukiyo-e prints encompasses specters such as demons, long-nosed “tengu” goblins, “tsuchigumo” demon spiders, ghosts like Okiku-san and Oiwa-san, sorcerers that can control snakes and...More »

  • poster for “Sumo Wrestlers in Ukiyo-e  - Ishiguro Kazuyoshi  Collection”

    “Sumo Wrestlers in Ukiyo-e - Ishiguro Kazuyoshi Collection”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2014-06-01 - 2014-06-26

    A select choice of 100 works from the kazuyoshi Ishiguro collection of Sumo-e, (prints of sumo wrestlers) produced in the Edo period, allow a glimpse into the long history and tradition of sumo wrestling [Related...More »

  • poster for Hiroshige Blue— Blue Attracted the World

    Hiroshige Blue— Blue Attracted the World

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2014-04-01 - 2014-05-28

    Western artists such Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet loved the works of Hiroshige Utagawa, a famous ukiyo-e artist in the late Edo period. In particular, they admired the bold composition and beautiful...More »

  • poster for “Reminiscence of Hiroshige - Ukiyo-e History Walk”

    “Reminiscence of Hiroshige - Ukiyo-e History Walk”

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-03-23

    As Tokyo gears up for the Olympics caught in the whirlpool of its never ending transformation, it is surprising to observe that the very districts of new initiatives such as Tokyo Sky Tree and the anime...More »

  • poster for Oui Katsushika “Courtesans Showing Themselves to the Strollers Through the Grille— Beauty of Light and Shadow”

    Oui Katsushika “Courtesans Showing Themselves to the Strollers Through the Grille— Beauty of Light and Shadow”

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    • 2014-02-01 - 2014-02-26

    Oui Katsushika was the daughter of the master painter Hokusai. She produced work of great articulation and original form, but owing to the sparsity of her output and uncertainty she is only known to certain...More »

  • poster for Mt. Fuji in Ukiyoe: Ukiyoe From the Collection of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art

    Mt. Fuji in Ukiyoe: Ukiyoe From the Collection of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2014-01-03 - 2014-01-26

    This exhibition introduces images of Mt. Fuji by Ukiyoe artists, with a particular focus on Hiroshige, as well as Hokusai, Kunisada, Eisen, Kiyochika, and others. Meji Jingu Shrine, which is located in...More »

  • poster for Parody Pictures of the Late Edo Period—Toyokuni Ⅲ・Hiroshige・Kuniyoshi

    Parody Pictures of the Late Edo Period—Toyokuni Ⅲ・Hiroshige・Kuniyoshi

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-11-30 - 2013-12-20

    Ukiyo-e prints portraying beautiful women, kabuki actors, and landscapes often featured hidden riddles that included alternate meanings and associations. These riddles, which were inserted into the pictures...More »

  • poster for “Comical Ukiyo-e -Humorous Pictures and the School of Kuniyoshi “

    “Comical Ukiyo-e -Humorous Pictures and the School of Kuniyoshi “

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-10-01 - 2013-11-26

    The people of Edo loved comical performances. Sophisticated and refined comedy developed in various fields including kabuki plays, literature, and rakugo (a traditional Japanese form of comic storytelling). In...More »

  • poster for Utagawa Hiroshige “Wild Geese and the Moon— Beauties of Nature”

    Utagawa Hiroshige “Wild Geese and the Moon— Beauties of Nature”

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-08-31 - 2013-09-26

    “Wild Geese and the Moon” by Utagawa Hiroshige depicts the scene of an autumn night. Known as one of the masterpieces of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, it has been featured on a postage stamp. In addition...More »

  • poster for Handsome Boys and Good-Looking Men of Edo

    Handsome Boys and Good-Looking Men of Edo

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2013-07-02 - 2013-08-25

    Ukiyoe is famous for portraying beautiful women, but has its share of attractive male subjects, too. These works by ukiyoe masters including Hokusai Katsuragi, Shunshou Katsukawa, and Kunisada Utagawa...More »

  • poster for Katsushika Hokusai and Kawanabe Kyōsai-Fantastic Comics

    Katsushika Hokusai and Kawanabe Kyōsai-Fantastic Comics

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2013-04-27 - 2013-06-26

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849) depicted people dancing amusingly, waves and wind, rain and nature, everything in this world as well as the supernatural in his work "Hokusai Manga." Later, an artist of...More »

  • poster for Women's Power of Edo -Fashion, Makeup, Lessons

    Women's Power of Edo -Fashion, Makeup, Lessons

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Graphics
    • 2013-04-02 - 2013-04-21

    Women of today play highly active roles in society, while “Joshiryoku” (women’s power) has become a common phrase to describe women who try to improve their charm through fashion and learning. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Beauties of the Late Edo and Meiji Periods

    Beauties of the Late Edo and Meiji Periods

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    • Media: Prints - Talks
    • 2013-02-01 - 2013-02-24

    The genre of bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) was one of the most popular among the long history of ukiyo-e wood-block prints. This exhibition focuses on the beautiful women of the late Edo and Meiji...More »

  • poster for New Spring Ukiyoe

    New Spring Ukiyoe

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-01-03 - 2013-01-27

    Ukiyoe prints of Edo to welcome in the New Year. [Image: Hokusai, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji: The Great Wave off Kanagawa"]More »

  • poster for Chikanobu Yoshu “Comparison of Day and Night"

    Chikanobu Yoshu “Comparison of Day and Night"

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-12-01 - 2012-12-20

    Chikanobu Yoshu was one of the representative ukiyo-e artists of the Meiji period. He gained much popularity by pictures of beautiful women in European clothes of the Meiji period and ladies in shogun’s...More »

  • poster for Yoshitoshi Tsukioka Exhibition

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-10-02 - 2012-11-25

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, disciple of the recently popular ukiyo-e artist Kuniyoshi Utagawa, is also considered to have been his successor both in terms of ability and popularity. Yoshitoshi was active from...More »

  • poster for "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road -Hiroshige and Kunisada" Exhibition

    "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road -Hiroshige and Kunisada" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2012-08-01 - 2012-09-26

    Tōkaidō Road was the name of the road that connected Edo and Kyoto. In the late Edo period, this road was busy with Edo commoners who came and went to travel to Kyoto or to the Grand Shrine at Ise. Fixing...More »

  • poster for "One Hundred Images of Cats: Many Varieties of Cats by Kuniyoshi" Exhibition

    "One Hundred Images of Cats: Many Varieties of Cats by Kuniyoshi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-06-01 - 2012-07-26

    Throughout the ages, the cat has held a place close to human beings. Edo people also kept cats as pets and treated them with affection. In recent years, photograph collections and videos of cats are very...More »

  • poster for "View from the Sky - Whole Enormous Extent of Edo" Exhibition

    "View from the Sky - Whole Enormous Extent of Edo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-05-01 - 2012-05-27

    Tokyo’s new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has recently become a hot topic. It seems that now and long ago people like to enjoy views from high places. In the Edo period, scenic places such as Mt. Asuka,...More »

  • poster for "Harunobu, Kiyonaga, Utamaro and Their Ages" Exhibition

    "Harunobu, Kiyonaga, Utamaro and Their Ages" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-04-01 - 2012-04-26

    In the late 18th century when ukiyo-e prints had started to enchant the people of Edo and gain firm popularity, the ukiyo-e artists Suzuki Harunobu, Torii Kiyonaga and Kitagawa Utamaro were the three most...More »

  • poster for "Sakura Sakura: Coming of Spring" Exhibition

    "Sakura Sakura: Coming of Spring" Exhibition

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    • 2012-03-01 - 2012-03-25

    Introduces sakura (cherry blossom)-themed ukiyo-e woodblock prints. [Image: Hiroshige Utagawa]More »

  • poster for “Directory of Edo Stars" Exhibition

    “Directory of Edo Stars" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2012-02-01 - 2012-02-26

    People today are greatly interested in celebrities such as actors and entertainers from television and cinema, or athletes and sports players. This was also the same for Edo people and they cheered kabuki...More »

  • poster for "The Kōnoike Collection: Beauty of Fans" Exhibition

    "The Kōnoike Collection: Beauty of Fans" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts
    • 2012-01-03 - 2012-01-26

    The fan (ōgi) has been loved by Japanese people for many years not only as a daily necessity for keeping the heat at bay but also as an accessory for daily life and a tool for entertainment and courtesy....More »

  • poster for “Masterpieces from the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art” Exhibition

    “Masterpieces from the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-12-01 - 2011-12-18

    The Ōta Memorial Museum of Art is known for its collection of over 12,000 pieces of ukiyo-e works and is one of the few art museums specializing in ukiyo-e wood-block prints in the Tokyo area. Moreover,...More »

  • poster for "Ukiyo-e War Picture Scroll: Castles and Military Commanders" Exhibition

    "Ukiyo-e War Picture Scroll: Castles and Military Commanders" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-10-01 - 2011-11-27

    The eventful lives of war generals in the Warring States period who fought for the unification of Japan under their names continue to enchant many people. Moreover, the castles that they built in various...More »

  • poster for "Power Spots of Edo" Exhibition

    "Power Spots of Edo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-09-01 - 2011-09-25

    Recently, so-called "power spots" that provide fortune or personal healing at natural sites or temples and shrines have become very popular. However, in fact the people of Edo, old Tokyo, also enjoyed...More »

  • poster for "Utagawa Yoshitsuya -Unknown Disciple of Kuniyoshi"  Exhibition

    "Utagawa Yoshitsuya -Unknown Disciple of Kuniyoshi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-08-02 - 2011-08-26

    Bakumatsu era ukiyoe print artist Yoshitsuya Utagawa was active as a disciple of Kuniyoshi Utagawa, though he was overshadowed by his talented peers Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Yoshiiku Ochiai, and now hardly...More »

  • poster for "Unparalleled Ukiyo-e Artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi" Exhibition

    "Unparalleled Ukiyo-e Artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-06-01 - 2011-07-28

    Part I: "Heroic Warriors and Specters" June 1-June 26 Part II: "Playful Heart and Western Style" July 1-July 28 Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861) is a representative ukiyoe print artist of the later Edo...More »

  • poster for “Introduction to Edo Fashion” Exhibition

    “Introduction to Edo Fashion” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-04-01 - 2011-05-26

    Even in modern times when various trends swiftly arise and disappear, the kimono continues to attract us. It was during the Edo period that this authentically Japanese form of fashion flourished. During...More »

  • Kiyochika Kobayashi Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2011-03-01 - 2011-03-27

    Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) was a ukiyo-e artist of the Meiji Period who flourished during the last chapter of ukiyo-e history. Kiyochika was known for his sensitive depiction of light and shadow in...More »

  • poster for “Ukiyo-e Designs: Publishing in the Edo Period” Exhibition

    “Ukiyo-e Designs: Publishing in the Edo Period” Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2011-02-01 - 2011-02-20

    This exhibition explores how the polished designs of ukiyo-e woodblock prints were produced and developed within a commercial framework according to the needs of manufactuers and buyers alike. [Image:...More »

  • poster for "Collection" Exhibition

    "Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2011-01-04 - 2011-01-26

    This exhibition showcases works from the museum collection that portray the culture and customs of Japanese towns, scenes from the classics, and faces.More »

  • poster for "Let’s Make a Raid! Chūshingura depicted in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "Let’s Make a Raid! Chūshingura depicted in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2010-12-03 - 2010-12-19

    The incident of the historical revenge by the Forty-seven Rōnin (Akōrōshi) of the death of their master, Asano Takumi-no-Kami Naganori occurred about 300 years ago. The incident was called “The Revenge...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e from Hamburg Museum for Arts and Crafts" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e from Hamburg Museum for Arts and Crafts" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-10-01 - 2010-11-28

    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Japan-German Treaty this year, this exhibition showcases a collection of ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, which opened in...More »

  • poster for "Calendar of Edo: From Summer to Autumn" Exhibition

    "Calendar of Edo: From Summer to Autumn" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-09-01 - 2010-09-20

    The people of Edo enjoyed various seasonal events and practices that accompanied changes in the seasons. During summer, they watched fireworks and enjoyed the slight but refreshing evening breeze. In autumn,...More »

  • poster for "Animals Depicted in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "Animals Depicted in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-08-01 - 2010-08-26

    This exhibition showcases woodblock prints that depict both commonplace animals and fantastic creatures such as dragons, kappa and kitsune. [Image: Hiroshige Utagawa, from the collection of the Ota...More »

  • poster for Hokusai Katsushika "The 250th Birth Anniversary: Hokusai and His Times"

    Hokusai Katsushika "The 250th Birth Anniversary: Hokusai and His Times"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-06-01 - 2010-07-25

    Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is known as a master ukiyo-e artist not only in Japan but also to the world. Some of his most renowned works include “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” and “Hokusai Manga (Hokusai’s...More »

  • poster for "The World of the 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo' by Utagawa Hiroshige" Exhibition

    "The World of the 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo' by Utagawa Hiroshige" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2010-04-01 - 2010-05-26

    Ukiyo-e master Utagawa Hiroshige’s series titled “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” depicts Edo across four seasons with original compositions and vivid colors. It is perhaps the best known series among...More »

  • poster for Edo seen by Ryoma - Scenery in the Late Edo Period

    Edo seen by Ryoma - Scenery in the Late Edo Period

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    • Media: Drawing
    • 2010-03-02 - 2010-03-26

    Many ukiyo-e prints were produced in the late Edo period at a time of social and political upheaval. The works on display, including satirical pieces and depictions of the old capital city, evoke the landscapes...More »

  • poster for "The Color of Edo: Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Collection from the Ota Memorial Museum of Art" Exhibition

    "The Color of Edo: Masterpieces of Ukiyo-e Collection from the Ota Memorial Museum of Art" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2010-01-03 - 2010-02-24

    Special showcase of exquisite prints and paintings from the museum collection by Hokusai and Hiroshige. More »

  • poster for "Snow Scenery Depicted in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "Snow Scenery Depicted in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-12-01 - 2009-12-20

    As the term Setsu-getsu-ka or snow-moon-flower used to describe the beautiful things in nature, Japanese people took pleasure in snow as creating beautiful scenery that made the seasons more colorful....More »

  • poster for "Edo Gardening Flowers" Exhibition

    "Edo Gardening Flowers" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-10-01 - 2009-11-26

    The Japanese people have traditionally had a close relationship with the changing seasons, expressing their beauty with poems. Flowers became a part of people's everyday lives, reaching its pinnacle during...More »

  • poster for "Genealogy of Famous Actors -Kabuki in the Late Edo Period, the Meiji Period and the Present-" Exhibition

    "Genealogy of Famous Actors -Kabuki in the Late Edo Period, the Meiji Period and the Present-" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-09-01 - 2009-09-26

    The fact that the Kabuki Theater (kabuki-za) at Ginza will be reconstructed after the performance in next April is well known. Kabuki, one of the Japanese traditional performing arts still holds many fans....More »

  • poster for "Let's Travel to the Edo Period" Exhibition

    "Let's Travel to the Edo Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-07-01 - 2009-08-26

    In the latter Edo period, traveling became popular among the public. People planned walking trips to places such as the Ise shrine (Ise Jingū) and stopped by many famous places along the way. Ukiyo-e prints...More »

  • poster for Yoshitoshi Tsukioka "'Fuzoku Sanjuniso' and 'Tsuki Hyakushi'"

    Yoshitoshi Tsukioka "'Fuzoku Sanjuniso' and 'Tsuki Hyakushi'"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-05-01 - 2009-06-26

    Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi (1839-92) was an ukiyo-e artist from the late Edo period to the Meiji period. During this period of tumultuous transition, when Japan was by the West to open up to the world,...More »

  • poster for "Japanese Beauty - Beauty of Japanese Women seen in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "Japanese Beauty - Beauty of Japanese Women seen in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2009-04-01 - 2009-04-26

    The depiction of beautiful women is unquestionably a favored theme in the field of ukiyo-e. Various kinds of city girls, courtesans, historical figures, and the fictional characters - women of all walks...More »

  • poster for 170th Anniversary Chikanobu Yoshu Exhibition

    170th Anniversary Chikanobu Yoshu Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-03-01 - 2009-03-26

    Chikanobu Yoshu was a popular ukiyo-e painter next to Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Kiyochika Kobayashi in the Meiji period. Chikanobu was famous for his use of brilliant colors, marking the dawn of a new age....More »

  • poster for Successor to Hokusai & Hiroshige: Munenori Makino Exhibition

    Successor to Hokusai & Hiroshige: Munenori Makino Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-02-01 - 2009-02-26

    Munenori Makino is a leading woodblock printmaker today who uses the traditional techniques of ukiyo-e printmaking. Back in the old days, ukiyo-e prints were created by a group of specialists called e-shi...More »

  • poster for "Ogi-e: Auspicious Fans from the Konoike Collection" Exhibition

    "Ogi-e: Auspicious Fans from the Konoike Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2009-01-03 - 2009-01-25

    "Ogi" are fans that help to keep the summer heat and bay, used by the Japanese both as a useful accessory for daily life, as well an instrument used in rituals, ceremonies and the performing arts. In addition,...More »

  • poster for "1000th Anniversary of Genji Monogatari: Pictures of Genji Monogatari in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "1000th Anniversary of Genji Monogatari: Pictures of Genji Monogatari in Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-12-02 - 2008-12-21

    The Tale of Genji has remained an immortal masterpiece, interpreted in various forms throughout the years. This year, the Tale of Genji reached its 1000th anniversary, and many exhibitions and commemorative...More »

  • poster for "Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige - Glory of Utagawa school  in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate" Exhibition

    "Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige - Glory of Utagawa school in the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-10-01 - 2008-11-26

    Utagawa Kunisada (1786~1864) is a popular ukiyo-e artist who drew many bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) and yakusha-e (portraits of actors). Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797 ~1861) is kown as a person of...More »

  • poster for Ukiyo-e Belgian Royal Collection Exhibition

    Ukiyo-e Belgian Royal Collection Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-09-02 - 2008-09-28

    The Royal Museums of Art and History of Belgium (RMAH) and the Royal Library of Belgium (RLB) are known for their outstanding ukiyo-e collections. The RMAH collection is mainly from Edmond Michotte (1830-1913),...More »

  • poster for "General History of Ukiyo-e for Parent-and-Child: Part 2" Exhibition

    "General History of Ukiyo-e for Parent-and-Child: Part 2" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-08-01 - 2008-08-20

    Ukiyo-e, a representative Japanese art of the Edo period, is widely known in many countries. Even people who are not familiar with ukiyo-e works must have seen some by famous ukiyo-e artists Kitagawa Utamaro...More »

  • poster for "Edo Prayers and Charms" Exhibition

    "Edo Prayers and Charms" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-07-01 - 2008-07-27

    Many Edo-era ceremonies and events, such as religious festivals and unveilings of Buddhist effigies, were originally established as demonstrations of faith and devotion, but in fact it is now thought that...More »

  • poster for Shokusanjin aka Nanpo Ota "Friendship Trails of an Oedo Polymath"

    Shokusanjin aka Nanpo Ota "Friendship Trails of an Oedo Polymath"

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    • 2008-05-01 - 2008-06-26

    Nanpo Ota, who was also known under the name Shokusanjin, was a mid-to-late Edo era lower-rank warrior, but also a learned polymath and scholar, as well as a comic tanka artist and fiction writer . This...More »

  • poster for "Nagase Collection, Hokusai Exhibition"

    "Nagase Collection, Hokusai Exhibition"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2008-03-01 - 2008-03-26

    The Nagase Collection of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art consists of around 600 ukiyo-e pictures donated by Nagase Takeshiro in 1978. Those works were collected during his stay in France and the collection...More »

  • poster for "Night Scenes from Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "Night Scenes from Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-02-01 - 2008-02-26

    Night scenes are often depicted in Ukiyo-e paintings. Since the olden days, Japanese people have captured the differences in day and night sceneries in visual art and writing. When lanterns were first...More »

  • poster for "Ukiyoe Scenes from New Year" Exhibition

    "Ukiyoe Scenes from New Year" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2008-01-03 - 2008-01-26

    In the Edo period, people had more excitement during Oshigatsu, the Japanese New Year's holidays. Houses were decorated with objects that bring good luck, everyone dressed up in nice kimonos, and children...More »

  • poster for "Nikuhitsu Hiroshige" Exhibition

    "Nikuhitsu Hiroshige" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2007-11-01 - 2007-12-16

    Shodai Hiroshige Utagawa (Hiroshige Utagawa I) created a number of masterpieces, including the "50 Views of Tokaido" series, before he passed away in 1858 at the age of 62. Ota Memorial Museum of Art has...More »

  • poster for "Ukie - Perspectives of Edo" Exhibition

    "Ukie - Perspectives of Edo" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2007-10-02 - 2007-10-26

    Ukie, a form of painting which emphasizes depth and three-dimensionality by using one point perspective, became popular in the mid Edo period. Since its foreground looks as if it is floating or raised,...More »

  • poster for "Hokusai, Hiroshige, Toyokuni III -- Challenge after the 60th birthday" Exhibition

    "Hokusai, Hiroshige, Toyokuni III -- Challenge after the 60th birthday" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2007-09-01 - 2007-09-26

    In 2007, many baby-boomers are facing retirement and starting to plan for the further future. Supposedly life expectancy is 80 years today, which means that lots of people are just starting their new life....More »

  • poster for "Ayakashi" Exhibition

    "Ayakashi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2007-08-01 - 2007-08-26

    All kinds of Yokai, spooky monsters from Kappa, Ubume, Bake-neko to unusual ones such as Todomeki (100 Eyes) and Bake-nio, are depicted in Ukiyo-e. These works speak of how imaginative people were back...More »

  • poster for "Overview of the History of Ukiyo-e for Families Vol. 1: The Birth of Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

    "Overview of the History of Ukiyo-e for Families Vol. 1: The Birth of Ukiyo-e" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2007-07-01 - 2007-07-26

    Ukiyo-e prints are representative of the original Japanese culture of the Edo period. They are very popular internationally, and Ukiyo-e artists such as Maro Kitagawa, Hokusai Katsushika, and Hiroshige...More »

  • poster for Ukiyoe Masterpieces Exhibition

    Ukiyoe Masterpieces Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2007-06-01 - 2007-06-26

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the renowned national museums of Great Britain. Among their huge collection there are approximately 25,000 Ukiyoe paintings, but the contents have not been fully...More »

  • poster for Ukiyoe Masterpieces Exhibition

    Ukiyoe Masterpieces Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing - Prints
    • 2007-05-01 - 2007-05-27

    The Victoria and Albert Museum is one of the renowned national museums of Great Britain. Among their huge collection there are approximately 25,000 Ukiyoe paintings, but the contents have not been fully...More »

  • poster for "Spring Festival and Beautiful People" Exhibition

    "Spring Festival and Beautiful People" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-04-01 - 2007-04-20

    In Ukiyoe paintings, sceneries of beautiful women under cherry blossoms and flower festivals are often depicted. This exhibition shows works from the museum collection including Ukiyoe by Hokusai, Shunsho,...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from the Collection" Exhibition

    "Masterpieces from the Collection" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2007-03-01 - 2007-03-25

    Ota Memorial Museum is known for its large collection of Ukiyo-e prints. Not only its quantity, but its quality is also remarkable; covering from the the whole of the Edo and Meiji periods, the collection...More »

  • poster for Ukiyoe Masterpieces from the Musée Guimet Collection

    Ukiyoe Masterpieces from the Musée Guimet Collection

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2007-01-03 - 2007-02-25

    The Musée Guimet in Paris was (1836-1918) established by industrialist Emile Guimet in 1889 and handed over to the state in 1928. Since 1945, the museum has acted as the Asian department to the Louvre...More »

  • poster for "Eizan and Eisan" Exhibition

    "Eizan and Eisan" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-11-01 - 2006-12-10

    While the art world in the early 19th century was divided into the Utagawa School and the Katsushika School, Eizan Kikukawa and his pupil, Eisan Keisai established their own school. With his elegant...More »

  • poster for "Utamaro and Eishi" Exhibition

    "Utamaro and Eishi" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Prints
    • 2006-09-01 - 2006-10-26

    In commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of Utamaro's Death and 250th anniversary of Eisho's Birth. At the end of the 18th century, Utamaro Kitagawa became famous for his vivid and bold portrayals of...More »

  • poster for "Fireworks in the Edo Period" Exhibition

    "Fireworks in the Edo Period" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2006-08-01 - 2006-08-26

    60 ukiyoe paintings, sketches and prints depicting fireworks in the Edo period. Bring your family - worksheets (English included) for children will be available. [Hiroshige Utagawa, 'Ryogoku Fireworks']...More »

  • poster for The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido

    The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-06-01 - 2006-07-17

    In under a quarter of a century, Hiroshige Utagawa gave birth to a multitude of Tokaido series, woodblock prints series inspired by the landscapes he witnessed while travelling up and down the famous Tokaido...More »

  • poster for Women's Study and Play

    Women's Study and Play

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-05-02 - 2006-05-26

    70 ukiyoe works focusing on scenes of women 'studying' and 'playing'. Education spread among the common people in the Edo Period. Learning the tea ceremony, arranging flowers, and taking lessons on dance...More »

  • poster for Musem Collection - Kochi "Yamamoto Shoun"

    Musem Collection - Kochi "Yamamoto Shoun"

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-03-01 - 2006-04-26

    Yamamoto Shoun (1870-1965) is known for creating the front covers and illustrations of "Fuzoku Gaho", the best-seller magazine of the Meiji and Taisho eras. At the end of the Meiji era, he made the wood-block...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from Our Collection" - Part 1

    "Masterpieces from Our Collection" - Part 1

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-02-01 - 2006-02-26

    This exhibition was first presented in 2004 before traveling to the Guimet Musée National des Arts Asiatiques in France in July and August, 2005. This present exhibition will attempt to showcase the works...More »

  • poster for "Masterpieces from Our Collection" - Part 1

    "Masterpieces from Our Collection" - Part 1

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2006-01-03 - 2006-01-26

    This exhibition was first presented in 2004 before traveling to the Guimet Musée National des Arts Asiatiques in France in July and August, 2005. This present exhibition will attempt to showcase the works...More »

  • poster for Pre-New Year's Exhibition

    Pre-New Year's Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-12-01 - 2005-12-20

    During the Edo period, the preparations of New Year's Day would start from December 8th. On December 13th, people would do Susuharai (ritual cleaning ceremony) at the Edo castle, Samurai residence, and...More »

  • poster for Musical Instruments in Ukiyo-e

    Musical Instruments in Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Prints - Crafts - Talks
    • 2005-10-01 - 2005-11-26

    In the past Japanese people were keenly aware of sounds in daily life. A rich sensibility for sound led to a unique musical culture. This culture gave rise to beautiful and well-known traditional musical...More »

  • poster for "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji": the Complete Series

    "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji": the Complete Series

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-09-01 - 2005-09-25

    This exhibition shows 100 pieces of Katsushika Hokusai's works, including not only the complete series of the very famous "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji", (which actually consists of 46 pieces), but also...More »

  • poster for Lovely Pets in Ukiyo-e

    Lovely Pets in Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-08-02 - 2005-08-26

    Adorable pets such as cats and dogs give us peace of mind and a feeling of contentment. It is no wonder that many people cherish their pets on a level equal to other family members. People during the Edo...More »

  • poster for Ogie from the Konoike Collection: Ukiyo-e

    Ogie from the Konoike Collection: Ukiyo-e

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-07-01 - 2005-07-26

    Japanese people love folding fans: they are used not only as tools for beating the heat, but also as daily or ceremonial accessories, or props for traditional performing arts. Therefore, folding fans seem...More »

  • poster for The 25th Anniversary Exhibition Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection (The Third Term)

    The 25th Anniversary Exhibition Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection (The Third Term)

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2005-06-01 - 2005-06-26

    "Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection" is a three part exhibition celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary. Utagawa Hiroshige was an Ukiyo-e artist active during the late Edo period. Famous for his...More »

  • poster for The 25th Anniversary Exhibition Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection - Part 2

    The 25th Anniversary Exhibition Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection - Part 2

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2005-05-01 - 2005-05-26

    Utagawa Hiroshige was an Ukiyo-e artist active during the late Edo period. Renowned for drawing series of famous locales such as "The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido" and "One Hundred Famous Views...More »

  • poster for The 25th Anniversary Exhibition  Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection - Part 1

    The 25th Anniversary Exhibition Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection - Part 1

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    • Media: Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-04-01 - 2005-04-26

    As the second special exhibition celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art, we hold the exhibition "Utagawa Hiroshige: The Ota Collection" from April through June. Utagawa...More »

  • poster for Flowers in Edo

    Flowers in Edo

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    • Media: Illustration - Painting - Drawing
    • 2005-03-01 - 2005-03-26

    The Japanese have been attracted to flowers and enjoyed their beauty since ancient times. Ukiyo-e often depicted the flowers of each season, that were closely linked with people's lives. This exhibition...More »

  • poster for Masterpieces of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art

    Masterpieces of the Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration
    • 2005-01-04 - 2005-02-26

    In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Ota Memorial Museum of Art, we present masterpieces from our collection. About 150 pieces of selected works are displayed during 2 terms for 2 months. More »

  • poster for Comparison Among Artists - The World of Chushingura

    Comparison Among Artists - The World of Chushingura

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    • Media: Graphics - Illustration - Drawing
    • 2004-11-02 - 2004-12-19

    "Chushingura" is a drama based on a sequence of events that began in March 1701 at Edo Castle. In 1748, “Kanadehon Chushingura” premiered in the form of ningyo joruri (puppet play) and Kabuki. Since then,...More »

  • poster for Joy of Edo - See, Eat, Play

    Joy of Edo - See, Eat, Play

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2004-09-01 - 2004-10-26

    The show displays about 130 Ukiyoe paintings from Edo period, which depicts the joy of everyday life of the city of Edo, the old Tokyo.More »

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