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Two Main Roads -Tōkaidō and Nakasendō-

Kaidō-e (scenic pictures of roads) became a genre of Ukiyo-e with the increase in travelers due to the maintenance of roads, and the rising interest towards travel among the people. This exhibition will feature the two main roads connecting Edo and Kyōto: the “Tōkaidō” that passes through the coastline and the “Nakasendō” that passes through the mountains along the middle of Japan. These two main roads will be introduced in the form of a Ukiyo-e Hanga series.
Part 1 will include the rare piece, “Nakatsugawa on a Rainy Day” and “Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaidō” which is a 70-piece series that spans from the Nihombashi to Ōtsu station; the series begins with the works of Keisai Eisen, master of the Bijinga, and later succeeded by Hiroshige. Part 2 will feature Hiroshige’s masterpiece, “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō” that is a 55 piece that starts from Nihombashi to Kyōto. Enjoy the charm of this remarkable series illustrated by various combinations of seasons, weather, and time.

Last updated: 28 August, 2020
Date 25 August, 2020 - 1 November, 2020
Time 9:00 am -5:00 pm
Price Elementary and Junior High Schook students 130 Yen/High School and University students 310 yen/Adults 520 yen
Website https://tokaido-hiroshige.jp/
Venue Shizuoka city Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
297-1 Yui, Shimizu-ku Shizuoka City 421-3103