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KANTO

‘Scene of Shinjuku in Ukiyo-e Prints and Watercolors’

NAKAMURAYA SALON MUSEUM OF ART

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Staff Writer

Jan. 16-March 13

This alternative view of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district includes paintings and prints of the cityscape from the Shinjuku Historical Museum. Among the exhibition highlights are ukiyo-e (woodblock) prints by Hiroshige Utamaru, Hasui Kawase and Kazuma Oda and watercolors by Kiyoshi Hori.

Many of the pieces have also assumed historical and journalistic value, such as Hori’s paintings that depict the 1945 bombing of Tokyo. Maps, photographs and other reference items are also being exhibited.

Nakamuraya Salon Museum of Art; Shinjuku Nakamuraya Bldg. 3F, 3-26-13 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo. Shinjuku Stn. 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m. ¥300. Closed Tue. 03-5362-7508; www.nakamuraya.co.jp/museum