Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon”

2024, April 3rd-May 26th

1st Term April 3rd-29th
2nd Term May 3rd-26th

Will be closed on April 8, 15, 22, 30, May 1, 2, 7, 13, 20.

Opening Hours : 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Last Admission: 5:00 p.m.)
Admission : Adult ¥1000 / University and High school students ¥700 / Junior High School Students and below(under 15 years old) FREE

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Exhibition of the complete 100 works of “One Hundred Views of the Moon”: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi’s most well-known works

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) was an ukiyo-e artist who was active from the end of the Edo period to the early Meiji period. Yoshitoshi’s “musha-e (warrior pictures)” are famous for their powerful and bold compositions, and are full of a cool charm that attracts us even today. The Ota Memorial Museum of Art also often features Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, but this exhibition will introduce all 100 pieces of “One Hundred Views of the Moon” which is his masterpiece from his later years, and the exhibition period will be divided into the first and second halves.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon: Lady Yūgao from “The Tale of Genji”” (1st term)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon: Moon Above the Daimotsu Bay: Benkei” (2nd term)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon: Jade Rabbit and Sun Wukong” (1st term)

Appreciating “One Hundred Views of the Moon” from various aspects

The themes of “One Hundred Views of the Moon” are based on stories related to the moon. They vary widely, from warriors and beautiful women in the Heian period and the Age of Civil Wars, to mystic creatures such as ghosts and monsters. In this exhibition, we will introduce a clearer view of the world of “One Hundred Views of the Moon” through the subjects depicted in the pictures such as Japanese poems, warriors and the everyday lives of the people.

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon: “How hopeless it is, it would be better for me to sink beneath the waves perhaps then I could see my man from moon capital” -Poem by Ariko”
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon: Cry of the Fox” (2nd term)
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Views of the Moon: Midnight Moon at Mt. Yoshino: Iga-no tsubone” (1st term)

“Flowers” and “Snow” by Yoshitoshi’s pupils

Akiyama Buemon, the publisher of “One Hundred Views of the Moon,” also published a set works by Yoshitoshi’s pupils, Mizuno Toshikata and Arai Yoshimune. Toshikata’s “Thirty-six Selected Beauties,” features beautiful women reminiscent of flowers, while Yoshimune’s “Selected Tales of Snow” is based on the old stories related to snow. In Japan, the moon is often presented in combination with flowers and snow. This exhibition introduces not only Yoshitoshi’s moon, but also flowers and snow pictures by his pupils.

Mizuno Toshikata “Thirty-six Selected Beauties: After the Bath, Woman of the Kansei Era” (1st term)
Arai Yoshimune “Selected Tales of Snow: Satō Tadanobu Fighting in the Snow” (2nd term)
Admission
Adult 1000 yen
University and High school students 700 yen
Junior High School Students and below (under 15 years old) Free
Calendar

CLOSED

2024 4

休館日

1,2,8,15,22,30

2024 / 4

1,2,8,15,22,30

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
2024 5

休館日

1,2,7,13,20,27-31

2024 / 5

1,2,7,13,20,27-31

SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT