July 23 (Thu-holiday) – September 22 (Tue-holiday), 2020 Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

(1) Utagawa Kuniyoshi “He Looks Fierce but He is a Really Great Man “(1st Term)Japan Ukiyo-e Museum (2) Kabukidō Enkyo “The actor Ichikawa Yaozō Ⅲ as Umeōmaru“(1st Term)Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (3) Katsushika Hokusai “The Ghost of Oiwa, from the series One Hundred Ghost Stories“(1st Term)Japan Ukiyo-e Museum (4) Utagawa Kunimasa “The actor Ichikawa Ebizō in the shibaraku scene“ (1st Term)Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation (5) Keisai Eisen “Wiles of Women: Waiting at the Teahouse of Appointment , from the series Forty-eighy Habits in the Floating World“ (1st Term)Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (6) Tōshūsai Sharaku “The actor Arashi Ryūzō as the money lender, Ishibe Kinkichi “(1st Term)Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (7) Utagawa Toyokuni “The actor Kataoka Nizaemon Ⅶ as Shihei“(2nd Term)Japan Ukiyo-e Museum

To prevent crowding, All tickets will be timed-entry tickets and must be purchased in advance online. Visitors eligible for free admission must also make advance reservations online.
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All visitors and staff are subject to a temperature screening upon arrival. Anyone with a temperature of 37.5˚C (99.5˚F) or higher will not be allowed in the Museum.

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Ukiyo-e is an iconic form of Japanese art that enjoyed immense popularity among the urban populace during the Edo period (1603-1868). 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.