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Tokyo Metropolitan Collection Exhibition-Records and Memories of Ueno

November 17 (Wed), 2021 – January 6 (Thu), 2022

While the Ueno district is familiar to many as a cultural area with the Ueno Park and its surroundings being home to facilities such as art museums, museums, and a zoo, it is also renown for the market street of AmeYoko lined with crowds of retail stores, bars, and restaurants. From past to present, a diverse variety of people have come and gone in this district, which in itself has served as a setting for various milestones and events in history. As a subject, it has inspired the production of numerous artworks, and has also given rise to many key documents.
This exhibition features approximately 60 works and documents related to “Ueno” that are housed in the art and archive collections of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
We welcome visitors to take this opportunity to rediscover the charm and appeal of “Ueno” which had continued to fascinate creators over the years, and take a moment to think about what happened here and the people who existed here. Upon leaving the museum after viewing the exhibition, you may come to see the landscape that extends before your eyes in a completely new and different light.

Major works

Major works
  • KOBAYASHI Kiyochika, The Fountain Outside the Art Museum at the Second Exhibition for the Promotion of Domestic Industry, 1881, The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum

  • NAGASHIMA Shungyo, Balloons at Ueno Park, 1890, The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum

  • ODA Kazuma, Views of Tokyo : No. 14, Hirokoji Boulevard in Ueno, 1916, The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum

  • KANOKOGI Takeshiro, Sketches: After the Great Kanto Earthquake, 1923, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • HENMI Takashi, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Gallery [from "A Hundred Views of New Tokyo"], 1931, The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

  • KUWABARA Kineo, Ueno Station, Shitaya Ward (Taito Ward), 1936, The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

  • HAYASHI Tadahiko, Repatriates (Ueno Station), 1946, The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

  • YONEDA Tomoko, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Sorge & Miyagi), from The Parallel Lives of Others: Encountering with Sorge Spy Ring, 2008 The Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

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Information

Information

Period
November 17 (Wed), 2021 – January 6 (Thu), 2022
Venue
Gallery B
Closed
December 6, 20 – January 3, 2022
Hours
9:30 – 17:30 (Last admission 17:00)
Admission
Free
Organized by
Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Collaboration with
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
Telephone Inquiry
TEL:03-3823-6921(Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum)

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