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Ukio-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art (Ota Kinen Bijutsukan)

  • 1–10–10 Jingu-mae Map It
  • Harajuku

Published 04/19/2015

Fodor's Review

The gift of former Toho Mutual Life Insurance chairman Seizo Ota, this is probably the city's finest private collection of ukiyo-e, traditional Edo-period wood-block prints. Ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. The works on display are selected and changed periodically from the 12,000 prints in the collection, which include some extremely rare work by artists such as Hiroshige, Hokusai, Sharaku, and Utamaro.

Sight Information

Address:

1–10–10 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001, Japan

Map It

Phone:

03-3403–0880

Sight Details:

  • ¥700–¥1,000, depending on exhibit
  • Tues.–Sun. 10:30–5:30; closed a few days at the end of each month; call ahead or check website

Published 04/19/2015

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