Iwate

Hiroshige ―Rain, Snow, Night

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was a master artist of ukiyo-e landscapes at the end of the Edo period. His poetic landscape prints with unique composition and rich colors have long been loved by many Japanese.
His varied landscapes, which allowed people to enjoy the sensation of traveling without leaving home, include landscapes as seen from important routes of the time and pictures of famous places. Not simply pictorial, the landscapes combine a variety of elements such as season, climate, and time of day.
This exhibition presents Hiroshige’s 160 important works, including the whole series of The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. By introducing the noteworthy features of each work we try to unravel the appeal of Hiroshige’s masterful art.

Summary

  • Period

    2019.06.082019.07.15
  • Venue

    IWATE MUSEUM OF ART
    http://www.ima.or.jp/
    12-3, Matsuhaba, Motomiya, Morioka, Iwate, JAPAN
  • Admission

    Adults 1,000yen
    College and High school students 600yen
    Elementary and Junior high school students 400yen

    For more details, visit the official site.

  • Closed days

    Mondays(except July 15)

  • Opening hours

    09:30〜18:00 *Open until 21:00 on June 21 *Last entry 30 minutes before closing
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