Scheduled Exhibition 【The Sixty-nine Stations of Kisokaido Highway】 Famous Historical Places on the Kiso Road, as depicted by Kuniyoshi

Utagawa Kuniyoshi 'The Sixty-nine stations of Kisokaido Highway, Musa Miyamoto Musashi' Kawasaki Isago no Sato Museum of Art's possession

Exhibit Period

November 27 (Fri)-January 11 (Mon, a national holiday), 2010

Exhibit Times

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

Organized by

The Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art

Museum closed

November 30 (Mon), December 7 (Mon), 14 (Mon), 21 (Mon), 24 (Thu), 28 (Mon) - January 2 (Sat), January 4 (Mon)

Admission Fee

Adults 500 (450) yen; High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen; Elementary, Junior High School Students: 100 (90) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver


Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797~1862) made his mark as an ukiyo-e artist with prints of warriors, but he was also good at figure prints and landscapes, as well as comics and caricatures personifying cats, fish and other animals. Unconstrained by the style of the Utagawa school, the richly witty works born out of his freewheeling thinking still fascinate people today.

Kuniyoshi’s landscape prints are well known because many utilize Western perspective and shadow methods, but in the Sixty-nine Stations of Kisokaido, the local landscape itself is relegated to a small pictorial cartouche, called a “koma-e,” cut into the frame which instead focuses on local sights, specialty products or lore associated with each station,

This exhibit introduces these prints of the Kisokaido Highway which focus on the manners and customs of each station, produced when Kuniyoshi’s artistry was most matured. Differing from the landscape prints of Hokusai, Hiroshige, and Kunisada, Kuniyoshi’s new world awaits your discovery.

Museum Talk

Presented by a museum curator on November 28 (Sat), 2009.
Starts at 1:30 p.m.
Payment of museum admission fee is required.