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The UKIYO-E 2020-Japan’s three largest ukiyo-e collections are on display from Tuesday, August 25th!

Kiyocho Torii "Rokugo Tosen" Important art piece, two large-sized Nishiki-e paintings, around 1784 Tenmei Ukiyo-e Foundation

The "The UKIYO-E 2020-Japan's Three Great Ukiyo-e Collections" exhibition, which is open until Tuesday, September 22, will start the second half of the exhibition from Tuesday, August 25.

All works will be replaced from the first half exhibition, so don't miss it!
In addition, various related contents such as "Ukiyo-e Generator" and "Highlighted video that can be seen in 100 seconds" are being delivered one after another.

Sharaku, Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi.
Ukiyo-e master stars gathered together! The second half of the exhibition will start on Tuesday, August 25!

In the latter half of the exhibition, which starts on August 25 (Tuesday), the world-famous super popular Tohsai Sharaku "Third generation Otani Oniji no Edo Bei" and all the characters drawn as sparrows are full of humor. Kuniyoshi Utagawa's "Satosume Negura's Temporary Lodging" and other works that cannot be overlooked.
Also, one of the highlights is the unique exhibition structure with a series of long and narrow rooms.
Accented by colorful walls and peep holes that appear in places.
Please experience it at the venue.

*In order to protect the work, the venue is displayed with reduced illumination.

[Late exhibition example of highlight works]

■Kuniyoshi Utagawa "Sato Suemegura's temporary lodging" Ota Memorial Museum of Art

Rikujaku is a regular customer of Yukaku.
Here, not only the customers but also all the characters such as Oiran are depicted as sparrows.
It is a work full of humor sense of Kuniyoshi unique to this era when it was prohibited to draw a prostitute.

Kuniyoshi Utagawa “Sato Suenegiraga's Temporary House” Large-sized Nishiki-e 3 pieces Kouka 3rd year (1846) Ota Memorial Museum
Exhibition period: Late (August 25th [Tuesday] to September 22nd [Tuesday/holiday])

■Kiyocho Torii "Rokugo Tosen" Important Art Works Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation

A work depicting Rokugo of the lower Tama River.
The beauty of each woman is refreshing and the slender eight-headed beauty is the true value of Kiyocho Torii.

Torii Kiyonaga "Rokugo Fune" Important art piece Two large-sized Nishiki-e paintings Around 1784 (1784) Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation Exhibition period: Late (August 25 [Tue]-September 22 [Tue/holiday])


[The UKIYO-E 2020-Outline of the three major Ukiyo-e collections in Japan]

It is no exaggeration to say that it is one of the three major Ukiyo-e collections in Japan in terms of quality and quantity, and for the first time, we have brought together masterpieces from the Ota Memorial Museum, the Japanese Ukiyo-e Museum, and the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, and we have about 450 Ukiyo-e prints by about 60 carefully selected artists. We will exhibit it in the first half and the second half.
From the early days of Ukiyo-e to the end of the Edo period, please enjoy the many masterpieces by representative Ukiyo-e artists.

Date: July 23, 2020 (Thurs./holiday) to September 22, 2020 (Tue., holiday)
First half: July 23 (Thu/holiday) to August 23 (Sun) Second half: August 25 (Tue) to September 22 (Tue/holiday)
*All works will be replaced in the first and second semesters.
*This exhibition requires a designated date and time. For details, please see the official website of the exhibition.
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (8-36 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo)
Opening hours: 9:30 to 17:30
Closed days: Monday, August 24th, Monday, September 7th, Monday, September 14th
Inquiries: 03-5777-8600 (Hello dial)
Official website of the exhibition: https://ukiyoe2020.exhn.jp

Over 15,000 total generations!
Let's make your own Ukiyo-e using the works exhibited at The UKIYO-E 2020 Exhibition "# Ukiyo-e Generator"

"Ukiyo-e Generator" is the original content of this exhibition that allows you to create your own ukiyo-e by freely combining various backgrounds, parts, fonts, etc. quoted from the masterpieces of the ukiyo-e prints shown in this exhibition .

From the time of the announcement to the present (as of August 17), the total number of generations has exceeded 15,000 .
You can easily share your ukiyoe prints on SNS with the push of a button !

Ukiyo-e is a fun familiar to the common people of the Edo period, and was developed with the novel ideas of the artists.
That free spirit may have remained the same now and in the past. After experiencing modern Ukiyo-e making, please come to the venue to see the actual masterpieces.
Ukiyo-e Generator: https://ukiyoe2020.exhn.jp/ukiyoenerator/

■ How to use Ukiyo-e Generator

You can also insert text after dragging and adding parts to the background you like.
After placing parts and text, you can adjust the size, orientation, etc. to your liking.
After completion, you can download and share on Twitter or Facebook to enjoy.

▼ You can freely create your own ukiyo-e! Engaging in current affairs, playing with a big happiness, or even in "judgment" (mystery)?!
Depending on the idea, you can create various ukiyo-e prints from current affairs to "judgment".
The uniqueness of the Ukiyo-e generator is that it can bring out individuality.
(The image was created using the Ukiyo-e generator.)

The correct answer is glasses!

▼Kuniyoshi Utagawa's parts against the background of Hokusai Katsushika… Miracle collaboration by different artists is also possible!

Such as parts of Kuniyoshi Utagawa in the background of Hokusai Katsushika, is also way of enjoying this floating world picture generator Naraha to achieve the collaboration of the miracle of the painter!

The narration is Tomokazu Sugita! "The UKIYO-E 2020 Exhibition in 100 Seconds" video available

Three videos, "Introduction to the highlights of this exhibition", "Katsushika Katsushika", and "Kuniyoshi Utagawa" are available for 100 seconds.
Although this exhibition shows the masterpieces of about 60 artists, the video introduces the two most popular artists, Hokusai Katsushika and Kuniyoshi Utagawa.
The person drawn in the Ukiyo-e appears as a navigator in each video. Tomokazu Sugita, the voice actor of this exhibition's audio guide navigator, is in charge of the voices of all videos.
From actors to youkai (!)

■ Video lineup that can be understood in 100 seconds

Introduction of highlights of this exhibition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIVoM1KspAQ
Katsushika Hokusai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxie3bOdxRw
Kuniyoshi Utagawa https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1JtzcuTd-0

[Profile of Tomokazu Sugita]

Born in 1980, from Saitama prefecture. Representative work Sakata of "Gintama"
The role of Gintoki, the role of Joseph Joe Star in "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure", "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya"
Kyung from "Utsu" and Takumi Mayama from "Honey and Clover".

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