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Updated: September 30, 2019

Beauties in Ukiyo-e: From Harunobu to Utamaro and further to Kiyokata 美人画の時代―春信から歌麿、そして清方へ―

Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, 4-28-1 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo
2019-10-5 - 2019-11-24

Bijinga portraits from the “golden age” of ukiyo-e

The late 18th century was a period when numerous talented artists were active. In particular, the Tenmei and Kansei eras (1781-1801) have come to be known as the “golden age” of ukiyo-e. Unique talents such as Suzuki Harunobu, Torii Kiyonaga and Kitagawa Utamaro appeared one after another, each striving toward an ideal depiction of human beauty. This exhibition showcases the work of this golden age through around 230 pieces, including prints, printed books and paintings. There are also exhibits of work by more recent artists such as Kaburagi Kiyokata and Uemura Shōen who were heavily influenced by their predecessors, and the event will delve into the appeal of the golden age’s beauty portraits.
*Some pieces will be replaced during the exhibition period.

How to Get There

  • Machida Station | 15 min on foot
    Odakyu Line | JR Yokohama Line


Opening Hours

  • 10:00-17:00
    *Open until 17:30 on Saturdays, Sundays and National holidays
    *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
  • Closed Mondays
    *Open on the following Mondays: October 14 and November 4
    *Closed on the following Tuesdays: October 15 and November 5




*Discounts available for students, seniors and people with disabilities

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | WiFi |
  • Elevator | Automated external defibrillator (AED) | Disabled parking | Wheelchair ramp | Urinal with handrail | Western-style toilet with handrail | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities | Wheelchair loan | stroller loan | Floor height difference in facility |
    *Strollers are lent to visitors free of charge

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