HOKUSAI・HIROSHIGE Ukiyo-e and Japan Famous Places
～ The travel boom has arrived! ～
From Tuesday 21 February - Sunday 20 August 2023.
In the late Edo period, with the development of highways and inns, travel for the purpose of worship and pilgrimage became popular among the general public.
Many books and Ukiyoe prints introducing famous places and historic sites throughout Japan were published.
This exhibition features Ukiyoe prints on the theme of travel.
Fifty-five original prints by Ukiyoe masters Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige,among others, will be on display.
Another highlight of the exhibition is the introduction of famous places and stores that still remain in the locations where their works were set. We hope that visitors will enjoy the masterpieces of Ukiyo-e prints while experiencing the feeling of traveling.
Take a closer look at the craftsmanship with a loupe!
We have loupes available for free rental. Ukiyo-e prints are small in size but made with extremely advanced techniques. Please use the loupe to take a closer look at this exhibition. (There is a limit to the number of loupes available. Please forgive us if they are all on loan.)