In January 2014, a major special exhibition of ukiyo-e prints was held in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the opening of the museum, which presented some outstanding pieces of significance in the history of ukiyo-e prints. This second exhibition will focus on five beloved ukiyo-e print artists: Kitagawa Utamaro, Toshusai Sharaku, Hokusai Katsushika, Hiroshige Utagawa, and Kuniyoshi Utagawa. In addition to works held in Japanese collections, several leading nishiki-e (colored woodblock prints) works by these artists from the collections of Western museums, galleries, and personal collections will also be on display.
Exhibition period: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 to Sunday, January 19, 2020
Days Closed: Mondays (however, exhibition will be open January 13, 2020), and from Saturday, December 28, 2019, to Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (public holiday)
Location: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Special Exhibition Room (1st Floor)
Display List: Click here to view the list
The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum was opened in 1993 and has been in operation for about 30 years. During this time, the museum's facilities and equipment have deteriorated over the years, and the museum will be closed for major renovations, including a complete renewal of equipment and facilities.