The Hara Yasusaburo Collection: HIROSHIGE VIVID
Suntory Museum of Art
29 April – 12 June 2016
The exhibition showcases absolutely fabulous pieces of ukiyo-e, depicting popular and picturesque places of Edo (former Tokyo) and Japan, selected from the collection of Yasusaburo Hara (1884 – 1982, the former chairman of Nippon Kayaku Ltd.).
The featured works include “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” and “Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces” (68 countries of “Goki-shichidō” or an ancient administrative unit literally meaning “five provinces and seven circuits”) – representative works of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) produced in his late period.
For the first time ever, complete sets of these works will be displayed together at one time. Moreover, the exhibited works are of “sho-zuri” or first print sets, and that, of the earliest ones; they are of superior quality and in vivid colours, compared to “ato-zuri” or later prints.
To make the exhibition even more interesting, the present-day sites appearing in the two sets of Hiroshige’s works were photographed and displayed side by side with the ukiyo-e so that the visitors may compare the past and present. Last but not least, ukiyo-e pieces of picturesque places produced by Hokusai Katsushika (1760-1849) and Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797 – 1861) will also be displayed.
Place name Suntory Museum of Art (in Japanese) サントリー美術館 Phone 03-3479-8600 Dates 29 April – 12 June 2016
*Closed on Tuesdays, except for 3 May (Tue) and 7 June (Tue)
*There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition
Opening hours 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:30 pm)
*Fridays, Saturdays and 2, 3 & 4 May: until 8 pm (last admission 7:30 pm)
*Hours subject to change
(University and senior high school students: ￥1,000; junior high school students and younger: free)
Address 3rd floor, Tokyo Midtown Galleria
9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8643, Japan
- Direct connection from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit 8; Tokyo Métro Hibiya Line) via underground passage
- 3 min walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: Exit 3)
* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.