The Aoki Collection- Kuniyoshi and His Students

Exhibit Period

February 5 (Thursday) - March 7 (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)


Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was 15 years old when he entered the school of Utagawa Toyokuni. He gained popularity after creating the series "One Hundred and Eight People of the Tsuzoku-Suikoden" in about 1827, becoming known as "the warrior art Kuniyoshi." Besides his warrior prints, he was superbly skilled at caricatures, as well as artwork of historical folklore, children, beautiful girls, and landscapes. By the end of the Edo Period he had conquered the world of ukiyo-e art, and was introduced with "the landscape art Hiroshige, the (actor) portrait art Toyokuni III, and the warrior art Kuniyoshi."
In this exhibit, we will display the Aoki Collection's artwork of Kuniyoshi in combination with that of his art school students, including Yoshitoshi, Yoshiiku and Yoshitora.

Museum Talk

Presented by one of our curators
Saturday, February 7, 2004; from 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 14, 2004; from 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2004; from 1:30 p.m.