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Utagawa Hiroshige ~Landscapes along the Tōkaidō Road and Mt. Fuji

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Source: OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART

Breakthrough Series Titled “Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road” and Series Titled “Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji” in His Later Years- Release of Two Series of Masterpieces by Hiroshige

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the leading ukiyo-e artists of the late Edo period, specializing in fūkeiga (landscape pictures). In the 1830s, budding artist Utagawa released his breakthrough series, “Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō”, immediately gaining public attention. This was around the same time Hokusai’s “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” gained popularity and fukeiga was becoming a trend. Hiroshige’s piece became a big hit and he instantly became a well-known ukiyo-e artist. For the rest of his life, Hiroshige continued to depict Japan’s beautiful sceneries and landscapes in his art. In his later years, he released yet another masterpiece series titled “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”, a deliberate reference to rival artist Hokusai’s earlier series with the same translated title. This exhibition features the two landmark series mentioned above that highlight Hiroshige‘s ukiyo-e career, as well as his other Tōkaidō-themed works and the series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo“.

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Event Name Utagawa Hiroshige ~Landscapes along the Tōkaidō Road and Mt. Fuji
Venue OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART
Dates June 1, 2016 – June 26, 2016
Note Closed: Mondays (except National Holidays)
(If Monday is a holiday, closed on the next work day.)
(will be closed on June 6, 13, 20th)
Open Hours 10:30 a.m. ~ 5:30 p.m. (Last Admission: 5:00 p.m.)
Admission Adult: 700yen
University and High school students: 500ye
Junior High school students and below: Free
Address 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3403-0880
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