– A Special Exhibition Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Municipal Consolidation and the 4th Anniversary of Bato-machi Hiroshige Museum – Masterworks of Ukiyo-e from the Collection at the Isago no Sato Museum of Kawasaki

Exhibit Period

First Half: September 10 (Friday) - October 11, 2004 (Monday)
Second Half: October 15 (Friday) - November 14, 2004 (Sunday)

Exhibit Times

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

Museum closed

Mondays, the day following a holiday (except when this falls on a Saturday or Sunday), and during the period the exhibit is being changed

Admission Fee

Adults: 800yen High School, College Students: 500yen Elementary, Junior High School Students: 150yen (Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more)


The Isago no Sato Museum of Kawasaki, home to the collection of ukiyo-e art gathered by Saito Fumio of Kawasaki City, was opened in Autumn 2001 inside the Kawasaki post town area on the old Tokaido Highway. In the collection are masterworks and other rare works by Okumura Masanobu, Suzuki Harunobu, Torii Kiyonaga, Kitagawa Utamaro, Toshusai Sharaku, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige, Kobayashi Kiyochika and other ukiyo-e artists-allowing us to survey a broad range of works, and forming one of the most distinguished collections in Japan.
On this occasion, we survey the Isago no Sato Museum's collection, from the india ink woodblock prints at the time of ukiyo-e's creation at the beginning of the Edo Period, to ukiyo-e's decline and end in the Taisho Period.

Museum Talk

Presented by one of our curators
First Half: Saturday, September 11; Saturday, September 25; Saturday, October 2, 2004
Second Half: Saturday, October 16; Saturday, October 30; Saturday, November 6, 2004
all talks begin at 1:30 p.m.


“The Ukiyo-e Collection at the Isago no Sato Museum of Kawasaki”

Lecturer: Saito Fumio, director, Isago no Sato Museum of Kawasaki
Saturday, September 18, 2004; from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

“Highlights of The Ukiyo-e Collection at the Isago no Sato Museum of Kawasaki”

Lecturer: Shindo Shigeru, managing director, International Ukiyo-e Society
Wednesday, November 3, 2004; from 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.