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Special Exhibition
Depicting Japanese Landscapes:
From Utagawa Hiroshige to Tabuchi Toshio

【特別展】 日本の風景を描く ―歌川広重から田渕俊夫まで―

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10 December (Sat.) 2022– 26 February (Sun.) 2023
(Closed on 10 January, from 29 December to 2 January, and on Mondays, except for 9 January.)

Hours: 10 am - 5 pm (Last admission at 4:30 pm)

Admission Fees: Adults: 1,300 yen; middle school and younger children: free of charge;
Disability ID holders and one person accompanying them: 1,100 yen
*Discount for those who are wearing kimono: Discount of 200 yen for adults
Winter Student Discount: University and high school students: 1,000 yen → 500 yen

Organized by: Yamatane Museum of Art and The Asahi Shimbun Company.

Sponsored by: SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.

Highlights of the Exhibition
Utagawa Hiroshige, Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road: Nihonbashi (Morning Scene). Large Format (Ōban) Polychrome Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e) on Paper, Edo Period, c.1833-36; Yamatane Museum of Art ○
Utagawa Hiroshige, Eight Views of Ōmi: Autumn Moon at Ishiyama. Large Format (Ōban) Polychrome Woodblock Print (Nishiki-e) on Paper, Edo Period, c. 1834; Yamatane Museum of Art ●
Tabuchi Toshio, Embanked Village. Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1979; Yamatane Museum of Art
Hine Taizan, Autumn Landscape. Ink and Light Color on Silk, Edo Perido, 1856; Yamatane Museum of Art
Kawabata Gyokushō, Riches of the Sea. Color on Silk, Meiji Period, c. 1892; Yamatane Museum of Art
Yokoyama Taikan, Spring Stream and Autumn Colors. Color on Silk, Showa Period, c. 1938; Yamatane Museum of Art
Higashiyama Kaii, White Wall. Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1952; Yamatane Museum of Art
Yamada Shingo, Sky. Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1973; Yamatane Museum of Art
Yokoyama Misao, Ten Views of Koshiji: Wild Geese over Kanbara. Ink and Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1968; Yamatane Museum of Art
Ishida Takeshi, Oirase in the Four Seasons: Autumn Melody. Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1985; Private☆
Ishida Takeshi, Oirase in the Four Seasons: Wondrous Winter. Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1985; Private☆
Kondō Kōmei, Cool Night. Color on Paper, Showa Period, 1970; Yamatane Museum of Art

Approximately 50 works in total are to be displayed.
Period of Display: ○: 12/10-1/15, ●:1/17-2/26/All other works: Displayed for the entire exhibition period
Works are the property of the Yamatane Museum of Art, except for works with ☆ marks.

Exhibition Overview

Japan is blessed with rich natural beauty, changing throughout the four seasons. In response to those abundantly beautiful scenes, artists have expressed them in many ways. The Yamatane Museum of Art is delighted to focus on works with Japan’s landscapes and natural environment as their subjects in presenting a special exhibition of superb works by artists from the Edo period to the present.

Japan’s landscapes have long been depicted in the arts. That topic surged in the late Edo period, the first half of the nineteenth century, with rising interest among the common people in travel on Japan’s well-organized system of roads. Utagawa Hiroshige’s ukiyo-e landscape prints addressing the post stations on those roads and famous places throughout Japan became extremely popular. In the Meiji period, which began in 1868, the introduction of Western realistic landscape paintings and growing interest in the natural features of places throughout Japan generated a new trend for painting nature close by one’s side, as it unfurled before one’s eyes. After World War II, abstract styles and scenes engraved in artists’ hearts were also incorporated in landscape paintings. The landscape as painted in Japan became increasingly diverse.

This exhibition includes Utagawa Hiroshige’s Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road, and his Eight View of Ōmi, with their lyrical scenes, focusing on post stations and famous places. They are joined by Young Ladies Planting Rice, by Kawai Gyokudō, who made people engaged in their daily lives plus nature his subject, and Embanked Village by Tabuchi Toshio, who depicted contemporary scenes, such as a rural village with a transmission tower. We hope you will enjoy these masterworks by famous landscape artists and the fascination of Japanese landscapes themselves.


  • Utagawa Hiroshige, Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road: Nihonbashi (Morning Scene)

  • Tabuchi Toshio, Embanked Village

  • Ike no Taiga, A View of Higashiyama

  • Yamamoto Shunkyo, Pool in the Crater

  • Hishida Shunsō, Return from a Fishing Trip
Period of Display: ○: 12/10-1/15, ●:1/17-2/26/All other works: Displayed for the entire exhibition period
Works are the property of the Yamatane Museum of Art, except for works with ☆ marks.
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