Until June 12
Yasusaburo Hara (1884-1982) was the third chairman of Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., a renowned leader in the business world and a zealous collector of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
This exhibition of a selection of works from Hara’s collection focuses on Utagawa Hiroshige’s later years and includes his masterpiece series “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” and “Collection of Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces.”
This is the first time that the all the prints of both these ukiyo-e series are being shown to the public. It is also a rare opportunity to see shozuri prints, meaning that they are some of the first impressions from Hiroshige’s blocks. Only a few sets of such high quality ukiyo-e have survived in Japan.
Suntory Museum of Art; 3F Tokyo Midtown Galleria, 9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo. Roppongi Stn. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri., Sat. until 8 p.m.) ¥1,300. Closed Tue. 03-3479-8600; www.suntory.com/sma
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