Paintings of Beautiful Women by Utamaro, Hokusai, and Ukiyo-e Artists

April 4 (Sat.) to May 17 (Sun.)
First period: April 4 (Sat.) to 26 (Sun.)
Second period: April 28 (Tue.) to May 17 (Sun.)

Katsushika Hokusai, Courtesan and Geisha ,19th century, Important Cultural Property, MOA Museum of Art,
【Exhibition period:April 28 to May 17 】

Iwasa Matabei, The Immortal Nongyu,Early 17th century, Important Cultural Property, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Tekisuiken Cultural Foundation,
【Exhibition period:April 4 to 26 】

Kaigetsudō Ando, Courtesan Holding a Balance Toy,18th century, Private Collection
【Exhibition period:April 4 to May 17 】

Gion Seitoku, Courtesan Holding a Fan, 18th-19th century, Private Collection
【Exhibition Period : April 4 to May 17 】

Kitagawa Utamaro,
Young Woman and Children Applying Make-up,19th century, Private Collection
【Exhibition Period : April 28 to May 17 】

Utagawa Toyoharu, Courtesan, 18th-19th century, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation, Tekisuiken Cultural Foundation
【Exhibition Period : April 4 to 26 】

Katsushika Hokusai, Exchange Love in the Bedroom, 19th century, Private Collection
【Exhibition Period :April 4 to May 17】

Ukiyo-e is one of the highlights of Japanese art. It blossomed during the Edo Period, and is an emblematic form of Edo art and subculture nurtured by the common people of the time.
Rather than ukiyo-e woodblock prints, this exhibit focuses on the hand-drawn paintings of ukiyo-e artists. Unlike woodblock prints, these paintings are one-of-akind pieces that give you an opportunity to discover the genius of their creators.
Each school had unique ways of portraying faces and figures in bijin-ga (art depicting beautiful women), which can give you a sense of the beauty that artists and common people desired during the period. The exhibit features exquisite and singular beauties that artists such as Kitagawa Utamaro and Katsushika Hokusai created.


Duration April 4 (Sat.) to May 17 (Sun.)
First period: April 4 (Sat.) to 26 (Sun.)
Second period: April 28 (Tue.) to May 17 (Sun.)
AdmissionGeneral: 500 yen (400 yen); University Students: 400 yen (320 yen); High-School Students/Seniors 60 and Older: 250 yen (200 yen); Elementary/Junior-High-School Students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*Numbers inside parentheses ( ) are admission fees for groups of ten or more and for Shibuya residents.
*Elementary and junior-high-school students are admitted free of charge on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays.
*Shibuya residents are admitted free of charge on Fridays.
*Persons with disabilities and up to one attendant are admitted free of charge.
ClosedMondays (except for May 4), May 7
●Some works may not be viewed by visitors under 18 years of age and those attending high school.

We are organizing a short talk in English on Friday May 8.