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TOKYO

‘Katsukawa Shunsho: Master of Hokusai’

UKIYO-E OTA MEMORIAL MUSEUM OF ART

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Staff Writer

Feb. 2-March 27

To celebrate the 290th anniversary of Katsukawa Shunsho, the Ukiyo-e Memorial Museum of Art is holding a special exhibition of this leading 18th-century ukiyo-e woodblock-print artist’s work. Katsukawa, who is known in particular for his realistic portrayals of kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers, is said to have paved the way for his apprentices, who included the renowned artists Toshusai Sharaku and Katsushika Hokusai.

A number of Shunsho’s prints are being displayed, along with works by his students, with the highlight of the show being the innovative “July: The Star Festival.”

Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art; 1-10-10 Jingumae Shibuya-ku, Tokyo. Harajuku Stn. 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. ¥1,000. Closed Mon. 03-5777-8600; www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp