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Kuniyoshi Heroes~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin

Kuniyoshi Heroes~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin

Source: OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART

Kuniyoshi of Warrior Pictures by getting to first base of his success

In recent years, ukiyo-e artist, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797~1861) became one of the celebrated ukiyo-e artists for us, and many exhibitions have been organized so far. His charm is often recited as “fantastic” and “humor”.

Kuniyoshi Heroes~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin

②“One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin: Rōrihakuchō Chōjun” (Private collection / exhibited in the 2nd term)
③“One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin: Kaoshō Rochishin” (exhibited in the 1st term)
④“One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin: Chitasei Goyō” (exhibited in the 2nd term)

In fact, his first series which became a big success was wild and cool warrior picture. These pictures are pictures of the series titled “One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin”.

Kuniyoshi Heroes~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin

⑤“One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin: Kumonryū Shishin” (exhibited in the 1st term)
⑥“One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin: Kosanjō Ichijōsei” (exhibited in the 1st term)
⑦“One of the Eight Hundred Heroes of the Water Margin of Japan: Inumura Daikaku Masanori” (private collection / exhibited in the 1st term)

This series pictorializes the theme of Chinese novel titled “Tales of the Water Margin” which was known in Japan at that time. He depicted exotic and powerful foreign heroes of the novel by dynamic brushstroke. Kuniyoshi’s challenging work of art gained much popularity at lightning speed. Such popularity gave rise to a tattoo.  Kuniyoshi established a strong presence so-called “Kuniyoshi of Warrior Pictures” by getting to first base of this success.

Kuniyoshi Heroes~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin

①“One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin: Kanchikotsuritsu Shuki” (exhibited in the 2nd term)

It will be exhibited almost all pictures from this series in addition to various pictures which related with the theme of “Tales of the Water Margin” by Kuniyoshi. Please enjoy the figures of brave heroes that Kuniyoshi threw his whole soul into.

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Event Name Kuniyoshi Heroes~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin
Venue OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART
Dates September 3, 2016 – October 30, 2016
Note The exhibition content will be changed In 1st term and 2nd term.
【1st Term】 2016, September 3rd ~27th
【2nd Term】 2016, October 1st ~30th
(Will be closed on September 5,12,20, 26,28~30 / October 3,11,17,24th)
Open Hours 10:30~17:30
Last admission until 30 minutes befor closing
Admission Adult / 1000 yen
University and High school students / 700 yen
Junior High School Students and below / Free

*200 yen discounts for the second time admission during the exhibition, if you have the stub ticket

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