Themed Exhibit: Two Versions of “One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets”

《Chunagon Yakamochi from the series One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets》by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Exhibit Period

Thursday, June 23 – Sunday, July 31, 2022

Exhibit Times

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

Museum closed

June 27; July 4, 11, 19, 25

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 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


“One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets” (Hyakunin Isshu), an anthology of 100 superb tanka poems selected by Fujiwara no Teika, and compiled in the early Kamakura period, gave rise to the pairing of selected tanka poems with illustrations from other stories and popular fashions of the time. This exhibition introduces two of these in the museum's collection, the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu (illustrated by Toyokuni III, Kuniyoshi and Hiroshige) and the Hyakunin Isshu no Uchi (illustrated by Kuniyoshi).