Just What is Ukiyo-e?

Exhibit Period

March 11 (Thursday) - April 11 (Sunday), 2004

Exhibit Times

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

Museum closed

Mondays, and the day following a holiday (except when this falls on a Saturday or Sunday)

Admission Fee

Adults: 500yen High School, College Students: 300yen Elementary, Junior High School Students: 100yen (Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, the handicapped and the elderly)


The ukiyo-e art which was popular with the common folk of Edo has not lost its appeal, and is still beloved by people througtout the world even now.
However, it would be fair to say that the image of "ukiyo-e"--as it is generally known--is quite limited. So, this exhibition looks at the art and asks "just what on earth is ukiyo-e?", survenying the progress of ukiyo-e art from its beginnings throuugh until its end. In conjunction, we also introduce the fundamentals of ukiyo-e, including the classifications, the subjects depicted and the manufactuering process involved. We hope that you will take this opportunity to visit the exhibition, and bring your enjoyment of ukiyo-e to a new level.

Museum Talk

Presented by one of our curators
Saturday, March 13, 2004; from 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 3, 2004; from 1:30 p.m.


“An Introduction to Ukiyo-e”

Ichikawa Shinya, museum curator
Saturday, March 20, 2004; 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.