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Updated: August 30, 2019

Utagawa Toyokuni―A man who surpassed Sharaku 生誕250年記念 歌川豊国 ―写楽を超えた男

Ota Memorial Museum of Art, 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya City, Tokyo
2019-09-03 - 2019-09-29

An Utagawa Toyokuni retrospective, 250 years after his birth

The complete artistic achievements of the first Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) are rarely showcased in exhibitions. Marking 250 years since his birth, this event takes a broad look at Toyokuni’s works. In the field of yakusha-e (actor prints) he competed with artists like Toshusai Sharaku, in bijin-ga (prints of beautiful women) with Kitagawa Utamaro, and he was as popular as Katsushika Hokusai when it came to book illustrations. This retrospective exhibition throws a spotlight on the little-known charms of an artist who was a pioneer of various genres, whose work holds significant meaning to the history of ukiyo-e.
*Some pieces will be replaced during the exhibition period.

How to Get There

  • Harajuku Station | Omotesando Exit | 5 min on foot
    JR Yamanote Line
  • Meiji-jingumae Station | Exit 5 | 3 min on foot
    Chiyoda Line | Fukutoshin Line

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Opening Hours

  • 10:30-17:30
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: September 16 and September 23
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: September 17 and September 24




*Discounts available for students and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms |
  • English |
  • English |
  • Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Floor height difference in facility |

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