Themed Exhibit ‘Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets’ in the Edo Period
First Half : Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, February 16
Second Half : Friday, February 21 - Sunday, March 29
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)
Adults: 500 (450) yen High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years, elementary and junior high school students, and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver
The ‘Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets’ card game came to be popular in the Edo Period among samurai, merchant and prostitute alike. This was accompanied by a boom in the popularity of Japanese waka poetry and the birth of amusements where participants interacted with published tales. The series which this exhibit introduce, including ‘Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets, Likened to the Ogura Version’ (illustrated with works by Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, and Toyokuni III) and Kuniyoshi’s ‘Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets’ are ukiyo-e which show the extent to which this kind of entertainment pervaded daily life. We think you will enjoy seeing how the ‘Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets’ series of the Edo Period are of a different, indeed quite different flavor from those of waka poet Fujiwara no Teika’s time.