Scheduled Exhibition Hiroshige II’s One Hundred Famous Views of the Provinces
Friday, April 22, 2016 - Sunday, May 22, 2016
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
(last admissions at 4:30 p.m.)
Nakagawa-machi Bato Hiroshige Museum of Art
Mondays (open when Monday is a national holiday), the day following national holidays
Adults: 500 (450) yen High School, College Students: 300 (270) yen * Fees in parentheses are group rates for 20 or more visitors * Free admission for visitors aged over 70 years, elementary and junior high school students, and preschoolers * Half price for visitors with a physical disability certificate, and half price for one accompanying caregiver
One Hundred Famous Views of the Provinces was created between May 1859 and September 1861, as can be seen from the publishing approval seal dates. The printer Sakanaaya Eichi, who first published One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, utilizes the same kind of exquisite engraving and printing techniques as were used for One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. This work is Hiroshige II’s masterpiece; it also serves to indicate the technical level of landscape print engraving and printing at the time. From Hiroshige II’s work we will introduce you to what it was in the provinces that captured the interest of people on the streets of Edo.
A guided tour of the exhibit in Japanese (requires payment of the above admission fee) Saturday, April 23, 2016, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Presented by our museum director