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The UKIYO-E 2020

July 23 (Thu-holiday) – September 13 (Sun), 2020

Ukiyo-e is an iconic form of Japanese art that enjoyed immense popularity among the urban populace during the Edo period (1868-1912). Its popularity eventually spread to the West, where it profoundly influenced the Impressionist painters and other artists and sparked a craze for Japanese art known as Japonisme. Today, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai is among the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world.
This exhibition will, for the first time, unite masterpieces from the Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, and Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, what are reputed to be the three great collections of ukiyo-e in Japan both in quality and volume. Some 450 carefully selected ukiyo-e prints will be exhibited. Despite the perception that many ukiyo-e masterpieces flowed out of the country, world-class collections of ukiyo-e in fact exist in Japan. We invite you to enjoy famed works by representative ukiyo-e master artists of all periods from the 17th through 19th centuries.

Major works

Major works

  • Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, c.1830-1833, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

  • Tōshūsai Sharaku, The actor Ōtani Oniji as Edobei, 1794, fifth month, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

  • Ishikawa Toyonobu, Woman under the cherry blossoms, 1744-1748, Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation

  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, A Tricky Fellow Fond of Mischief, c.1847, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

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Period
July 23 (Thu-holiday) – September 13 (Sun), 2020
Venue
Exhibition Rooms
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture, Ōta Memorial Museum of Art, Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nikkei Inc., BS TV TOKYO Corporation
Cooperation with
Shogakukan Inc.
Special WEB Site
https://ukiyoe2020.exhn.jp/

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