Upcoming Exhibitions

Hokusai and Hiroshige,Loved by the great artists of the world.


2 March to 29 August 2021


In the late nineteenth century, European artists were looking for ways to represent the new era. At that time in Europe it was considered important to paint realistically. European artists were shocked to see Ukiyo-e. One Ukiyo-e used a bold composition in which the foreground and the distant view intersected extremely. Still other paintings had a "beauty of omission" in which the background, shadows, and lines were intentionally not drawn. There was a whole new art form out there that defied the conventional wisdom they had had.It was exactly what they were looking for. Great artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Degas and Gauguin loved Ukiyo-e and were influenced by it.
The exhibition, "Hokusai and Hiroshige, Loved by the great artists," will feature over 60 Ukiyo-e woodblock prints, mainly works by Katsushika Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige, who made an impact on the world. Popular painters created imaginative Ukiyoe prints, which were loved by artists around the world. Such Ukiyo-e prints were created with the high skill of craftsmen in carving and printing. Enjoy such Ukiyo-e up close and personal to your heart's content.


Utagawa Hiroshige
Plum Estate, Kameido

Utagawa Hiroshige
Sudden Shower Over Ohashi Bridge and Atake

Utagawa Hiroshige
Suidobashi and Surugadai

Katsushika Hokusai
The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai
Under Mannen Bridge over the Fukagawa River

Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Eiyu Yamato Jyunishi 
Mi -Soho Ukagau, Egara Heita-