TOKAIDO HIROSHIGE MUSEUM OF ART


A small but one and only museum
Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art in Yui-Honjin Park is the first ukiyo-e museum in Japan to bear the name of Utagawa Hiroshige who left a lot of masterpieces of ukiyo-e woodcut prints in the Edo-period.

Entrance to Yui-Honjin Park
"Honjin" are facilities in which Daimyos (feudal lords) stayed during the Edo-period, and the gate, stone wall and fence still have the patina of the Edo-period.

The main exhibition room
The museum preserves about 1400 ukiyo-es which are mainly landscapes by Hiroshige.

Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

The main exhibition room
The following works are examples of the landscapes depicting the stations of "Tokaido 53 tsugi (The fifty-three stations of the Tokaido Tokyo-Kyoto highway in the Edo-period)". Kambara, Yui, and Okitsu have been retained as the names of stations of JR Tokaido Line.

15th station Kambara

16th station Yui showing the Satta Pass

17th station Okitsu

Ukiyo-e copies and postcards for sale at museum shop

Miyuki-tei
Miyuki-tei is a traditional architecture with a tea-ceremony room, in which you can relax over a cup of the real green tea.