Experience Ukiyo-e In Tokyo
Ukiyo-e is an artistic genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. It was aimed at the prosperous merchant class during the urbanizing Edo period (1603-1867). Amongst the popular themes were depictions of beautiful women, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, scenes from history and folk tales, travel scenes and landscapes, flora and fauna, and erotica.
The Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art is located in Harajuku. Harajuku is known as a center of Japanese youth culture and fashion, but the neighborhood also attracts many large international chain stores with high-end luxury merchandisers extensively represented along Omotesando Street.
Even though there are crowds of young people everywhere, you can take your time appreciating Ukiyo-e in a relaxed atmosphere in the museum.
Seizo Ota was a collector of Ukiyo-e paintings from the 17th to early 20th centuries, which are popular overseas. The museum was founded based on his final wishes. It houses about 12,000 Ukiyo-e works, including those by Katsushika Hokusai and Ando Hiroshige. Every month, about 70 works are put on display.
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