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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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1: to see art works at exhibitions

Specialized art museum of Ukiyo-e that has a Japanese atmosphere

If you visit Ota Memorial Museum of Art, you can see Ukiyo-e works according to the theme of exhibition.

It is a specialized art museum of Ukiyo-e. It has Ota Collection by the 5th Seizo Ota (1893-1977) that consists of more than 14,000 Ukiyo-e works. Special exhibitions and Regular exhibitions are held. Basically, Ukiyo-e works are usually changed month by month. The last few days of months are often closed due to the change of exhibitions.

It consists of two exhibition rooms at the 1st and the 2nd floors. At the 1st floor, it is wonderful to stay with a stone lantern and dry landscape garden. It is also impressive that it has a tatami mat area in a part of the exhibition room at the 1st floor, where it is necessary to take off shoes.

At the 2nd floor, the exhibition room has a calm atmosphere with wooden ceiling and exhibition cases.

"Hiroshige Blue: Blue Attracted the World" (from April 1, 2014 (Tuesday) to May 28, 2014 (Wednesday)) was a wonderful exhibition that a lot of art works of Hiroshige Utagawa (1797-1858) including "Full Moon at Takanawa" from Famous Places of the Eastern Capital were displayed. In particular, it was impressive to see a snowy landscape in "Lumberyard at Kiba" from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo. Also, it was overwhelming to see dynamic whirling waves in "Whirlpool at Naruto in Awa Province" from Famous Places in Sixty-Odd Provinces. It was great to see good old Japanese landscape in art works including "Numazu" from Thirty-Six Stations of the Tokaido. Also, it was interesting to see the tools to complete Ukiyo-e.

It opened in 1980. It is a small private art museum at commercial area in Harajuku, Shibuya City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Meiji-Jingumae station.

Event Information

"Project Exhibition: Katsushika Hokusai -Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji-"
from September 30, 2017 (Saturday) to October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Kikukawa Eizan"
from November 3, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday) to December 20, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Project Exhibition: Ukiyo-e of the Late Edo and Meiji Periods"
from January 5, 2018 (Friday) to February 25, 2018 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Cross-dressers in Ukiyo-e"
from March 2, 2018 (Friday) to March 25, 2018 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Cute Girls in Ukiyo-e"
from March 1, 2015 (Sunday) to March 26, 2015 (Thursday)

"Special Exhibition: Hiroshige and Kiyochika -100th Year Memorial Exhibition of Kiyochika"
from April 1, 2015 (Wednesday) to May 28, 2015 (Thursday)
*Special display of "Courtesans Showing Themselves to the Strollers through the Grille" by Oi Katsushika is to be held from May 1, 2015 (Friday) to May 28, 2015 (Thursday).

"Project Exhibition: Villains in Ukiyo-e"
from June 2, 2015 (Tuesday) to June 26, 2015 (Friday)

"Project Exhibition: Ukiyo-e War Pictures -Kuniyoshi・Yoshitoshi・Kiyochika"
from July 1, 2015 (Wednesday) to July 26, 2015 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Excellent Techniques of Carving and Printing: 250th Birth Anniversary of Multi-colored Print"
from August 1, 2015 (Saturday) to September 27, 2015 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Utamaro・Eisen・Hokusai -Masterpieces from Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum"
from October 2, 2015 (Friday) to November 23, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Special Exhibition: Katsukawa Shunsho -Master of Hokusai"
from February 2, 2016 (Tuesday) to March 27, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Utagawa Kunisada ~Japanese Lifestyle and Fashion"
from April 1 2016 (Friday) to April 24, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Utagawa Hiroshige ~Landscapes along the Tōkaidō Road and Mt. Fuji"
from April 29, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday) to June 26, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: "Hokusai Manga"~Sketches of the Universe"
from July 1, 2016 (Friday) to July 28, 2016 (Thursday)

"Project Exhibition: Scary Pictures of Ukiyo-e"
from August 2, 2016 (Tuesday) to August 28, 2016 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Kuniyoshi Heroes ~Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin"
from September 3, 2016 (Saturday) to October 30, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Mizuno Toshikata ~Successor of Yoshitoshi"
from November 4, 2016 (Friday) to December 11, 2016 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Comical Edo People by Utagawa Hirokage"
from January 5, 2017 (Thursday) to January 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Superb View of Edo ~Snow, Moon and Flowers~"
from February 3, 2017 (Friday) to March 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Animals in Ukiyo-e"
from April 1, 2017 (Saturday) to May 28, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Warriors Based on Novels of Kyokutei Bakin"
from June 2, 2017 (Friday) to June 25, 2017 (Sunday)

"Project Exhibition: Cruising around Edo"
from July 1, 2017 (Saturday) to July 23, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Specters by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi"
from July 29, 2017 (Saturday) to August 27, 2017 (Sunday)

"Special Exhibition: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi -One Hundred Views of the Moon-"
from September 1, 2017 (Friday) to September 24, 2017 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1 hour in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace and about 1.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
This museum opens from 10:30 to 17:30 (last entry: 17:00).

Closed Day
This museum is closed on every Monday and change-of-exhibition period. Also, it is closed from November 25, 2014 (Tuesday) to January 5, 2015 (Monday) due to repairment works.

Admissions Fee

Access
It takes about 3 minutes from Meiji-Jingumae Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Meiji-Jingumae Station (Tokyo Metro: Chiyoda Line, Fukutoshin Line)
◎ Harajuku Station (JR East: Yamanote Line)
○ Omote-Sando Station (Tokyo Metro: Ginza Line, Chiyoda Line, Hanzomon Line)

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◎ With Family
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Name in English
Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Ukiyoe Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Name in Roman Letters
Ota Kinen Bijutsukan
Ukiyoe Ota Kinen Bijutsukan

Name in Japanese
太田記念美術館
おおたきねんびじゅつかん
浮世絵太田記念美術館
うきよえおおたきねんびじゅつかん

Address
1-10-10, Jingu-Mae, Shibuya City, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan

Telephone Number
03-5777-8600

URL
http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/eng

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