Themed Exhibit: Ukiyo-e Artists of the Meiji Era—Kobayashi Kiyochika and Inoue Yasuji

Night in May at Kudanzaka Hill, by Kobayashi Kiyochika

Exhibit Period

Friday, May 14 – Sunday, June 13, 2021

Exhibit Times

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

Museum closed

May 17, 24, 31; June 7

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


Kobayashi Kiyochika, the artist who published the kosen-ga ukiyo-e which so masterfully expressed light and shadow. Inoue Yasuharu, Kiyochika’s pupil who carried on his master’s artistic style. What kind of changes did ukiyo-e realize during the traumatic changes accompanying the conclusion of the Tokugawa Shogunate and the restoration of the emperor? This exhibit introduces the artwork of these two ukiyo-e artists who lived in the Meiji Era and their images of the times.