The Dapper, The Seductive – Top Stars of Edo Glamour

MOA Museum of Art

poster for The Dapper, The Seductive – Top Stars of Edo Glamour
[Image: Actor Ichikawa Danjuro VII by Utagawa Toyokuni, 1812]

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The Edo period flourished with cultural proliferation in major cities, where townspeople enjoyed themselves, notably in theaters and red light districts among other leisurely preoccupations. Some theatrical troupes rose to fame, producing their star actors who became known widely. Famous troupes included the Nakamura-za, Morita-za, and Ichimura-za from Edo. Meanwhile, houses of courtesans boasted mistresses who were intelligent and sophisticated on top of being beautiful.

The heightened interest in these amusement opportunities drew attention of seasoned painters, such as Tōshūsai Sharaku, Kitagawa Utamaro, and Katsushika Hokusai, who abundantly produced ukiyoes of popular figures such as kabuki actors, talked-about courtesans, and well-reputed waitresses at tea houses. The Museum presents an exhibition from its collection, showcasing the superlative aesthetics of the Edo fashion, offering a glimpse of superstars from the period.



from April 23, 2021 to June 08, 2021

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Adults ¥1600, University and High School Students ¥1000, Seniors 65 & Over ¥1400, Junior High School Students and Under free, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion ¥800

Venue Hours

From 9:30 To 16:30
Closed on Thursdays
Note:Closed during the New Year holidays and in between exhibitions. Open on public holiday Thursday but closed on the following day.


Address: 26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka 413-8511
Phone: 0557-84-2511 Fax: 0557-84-2570

10 minutes by taxi from JR Atami Station; From JR Atami Station, take the Izu Tokai bus towards MOA Museum of Art and get off at MOA Museum of Art.

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