A new palace of fine arts is coming to Kowakudani, Hakone.


Exhibition

A Museum Journey: Traveling the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido through Hiroshige’s Prints


A Museum Journey: Traveling the Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido through Hiroshige’s Prints

 

Hiroshige UTAGAWA’s “Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô” (Hoeido edition) is actually a set of fifty-five Ukiyo-e prints which include the addition of the start and end points, Nihonbashi (Edo) and Sanjo Ohashi (Kyoto). The work renowned as a masterpiece portrays the beautiful landscapes and changing seasons, weathers, and times of day, and is peopled with a colorful variety of travelers making their way along the Tokaido Highway.

This exhibit displays all the museum’s Hoeido edition prints to the public for the first time, along with other artworks of scenic spots associated with the stations of the Tokaido Highway. The Okada Art Museum is located at Hakone, the tenth station of the Tokaido and once known as the most difficult stretch of the road; please enjoy your journey through the many scenic spots of the “Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô.”

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Collection

Okada Museum of Art has Japanese, Chinese, and Korean works of art ranging from ancient times through to the present age collected by Okada Kazuo.

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