It is said that Utagawa Hiroshige began to work on scenery art in the 1830s, the work that was depicted was “Famous Places in the Eastern Capital”, which depicted sights of his hometown, Edo. Approximately 25 years later, Hiroshige attempted at “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”, the piece that is to highlight his later years. Within the 120 pieces of this epic series (including the table of contents and some works by Hiroshige II), there are pieces that have inspired European Impressionists including Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet, as well as many people both nationally and internationally. Ten years after “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” was published, “Edo” became known as “Tokyo”; please enjoy the many scenes of “Edo” that Hiroshige had left behind for our generation.
Please also see Tokyo through the lens of Italian photographer, Giuseppe De Francesco, in his works at “TOKYO HYAKU”. The exhibited photograph series crops out the sights of Tokyo 160 years later and is an homage to Hiroshige’s “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo”. Discover Edo with Hanga and revisit Tokyo through photographs; delve into the depths of Tokyo through two contrasting visions.

Last updated: 7 November, 2017

28 November, 2017 - 4 February, 2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Elementary and Junior High Schook students 120 Yen/High School and University students 300 yen/Adults 510 yen

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

297-1 Yui, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka 421-3103

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