Special Spring Exhibition Four Seasons in Japan – One Hundred Famous Views of Edo –
Part 1: April 17 (Fri) to May 17 (Sun), 2009
Part 2: May 21 (Thu) to June 21 (Sun), 2009
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)
The Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art
April 20 (Mon); May 7 (Thu); 11 (Mon); 18 (Mon) to 20 (Wed); 25 (Mon); June 1 (Mon); 8 (Mon); 15 (Mon) 2009
Adults 700 (630) yen; High School, College Students: 400 (360) 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 the physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) had produced “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, the epic series of 120 sheets, since 1856 to 1858, in his later life. This series consists of 118 works by Hiroshige I, 1 work by Hiroshige II, and the catalog. Though Hiroshige I passed away in mid carrier, it would be more than 120 sheets if he had lived until he completed the series.
It was in the middle of Bunsei period (1818-30) when Hiroshige I depicted famous places in Edo for the first time. He was in his early 30’s at that time. For more than 30 years since that time, he has portrayed the colorful beauty and contrasts of all four seasons of famous places in Edo. The features of Hiroshige’s landscape prints are the construction of the space as we see real landscape, and the expression full with the lyrics.
This special exhibition shows the all works of “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, the masterpiece in his later life, divided into two Exhibit periods. Please enjoy four seasons in Japan over 150 years ago.
Presented by the curator of the museum on April 18 (Sat), 2009.
Start at 1:30 p.m.
Payment of museum admission fee is required.
‘Hiroshige and “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”’
Shinya Ichikawa, the curator of the museum
May 10 (Sun), 2009
Start at 1:30 p.m.