Themed Exhibit: The Golden Age of the Utagawa School

Thousand Shrine Pilgrimage: Suzaki Akiba Shrine, by Utagawa Kunisada

Exhibit Period

April 2, 2021 (Friday) – May 9 (Sunday)

Exhibit Times

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

Museum closed

April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 6

Admission Fee

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 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 Utagawa School was one of the most influential schools of ukiyo-e artists from the end of the Edo Period to the Meiji Period. Beginning with Utagawa Toyoharu, many popular artists produced work as part of the school—artists such as Hiroshige, known for his famous places artwork at the end of the Edo Period; Kuniyoshi, who was skilled at warrior pictures and caricatures; and Kunisada (Toyokuni III), who made a name for himself with his pictures of beautiful women and actors. In this exhibit, we will look at the stream of artists emanating from the Utagawa School with a focus on the Utagawa School’s golden age.