Commemorating the 160th Anniversary of Hiroshige’s Death The Great Hiroshige Exhibit—the World of His Paintings and Color Prints

Utagawa Hiroshige

Exhibit Period

First Half : Saturday, July 14 - Sunday, August 19
Second Half : Thursday, August 23 - Monday, September 24

Exhibit Times

9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)

Museum closed

July 17, 23, 30 August 6, 20, 21, 22, 27 September 3, 10, 18

Admission Fee

Adults: 700 (630) yen High School, College Students: 400 (360) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver


Utagawa Hiroshige, recognized as the uncrowned master of famous places pictures, devoted his life to depicting scenes from all parts of Japan, including Edo and the Tokaido Highway. Brimming with lyrical beauty, these works captured the hearts and minds of all who saw them, and even now they continue to be immensely popular. This exhibit commemorates the 160th anniversary of Hiroshige’s death by presenting in a single exhibit two of Hiroshige’s greatest masterpieces—the Hoeido edition of Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido Highway and Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji, and our museum collection’s pride and joy—Hiroshige’s hand-painted works, of which there are so few left anywhere in the world!

Museum Talk

A guided tour of the exhibit in Japanese (requires payment of the below admission fee)
Sunday, July 15, 2018, beginning at 1:30 p.m. 
Saturday, August 25, 2018, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Presented by our curator.


Sponsored by  The Shimotsuke Shimbun newspaper, NHK Utsunomiya broadcast center, the Asahi Shimbun newspaper Utsunomiya bureau, the Sankei Shimbun Utsunomiya bureau, the Mainichi Shimbun Utsunomiya bureau, the Yomiuri Shimbun Utsunomiya bureau, Tochigi Hoso Inc., Tochigi Television Inc., FM Tochigi Inc.