Shizuoka city Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art, Japan

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art (東海道広重美術館) is located at the Honjin site of the old Tōkaidō’s 16th post town Yui-shuku. It is the first art museum in Japan to focus on the works of Edo Ukiyo-e Artist, Utagawa Hiroshige. There are approximately 1400 landscape woodblock prints and other works within the Hiroshige collection, including Hiroshige’s masterpieces Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō (Tōkaidō Hoeidō Edition), Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaidō and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. We aim to promote a new culture of Ukiyo-e through curated exhibitions connecting Ukiyo-e with contemporary works. Visitors can enjoy the magnificence of internationally loved Ukiyo-e works from Edo to the present.

The Tokaido Hiroshige Art Museum opened in Yui Honjin Park, the former site of Honjin, a lodging town in Tokaido, in 1994, was named after the Edo era Ukiyo-e, Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858), Japan The first museum in.

Collections are the representative Tokaido series Tokaido series “Tokaido Goshiki Miyoshinouchi” (Tokyu Hokkaido), “Tokaido five tsubasa” (Shogo Tokaido), “Tokaido five-three-tenouinouchi” (line book Tokaido) In addition to the masterpiece of his later years “Hall of the Edo Edo Hundred Scenery”, it counts approximately 1,400 items, mainly the masterpieces of landscape prints.

We will change the exhibition every month so that we can always enjoy the wonderfulness of Ukiyo-e art with new perspective from time to time, we will hold a wide variety of exhibition centering around holdings.

We will also hold related projects such as lectures and gallery talks from time to time.

There are “large exhibition room”, “small exhibition room”, “basic knowledge of ukiyoe” and “guidance room” inside the hall. In the entrance hall, ingenuity has been devised to deepen the understanding of the culture of Edo by using “Hiroshige” and “Tokaido” as keywords, such as setting up a “Print Experience Corner” that allows you to understand skill of Ukiyo-e prints slide gently. In “Museum shop”, we also sell original goods.

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