Ukiyo-e and Kaicho Ceremony Coming and going between Sagami and Edo

Introduction of the Exhibition

People especially fascinated to go on a pilgrimage to Ise Jingu (The Ise Grand Shrine), “Oise Mairi”, as they read the popular novel of two comical travelers’ journey on the Tokaido Highway “Tokaidochu Hizakurige (Shank’s Mare: The Tour of the Tokaido Highway)”, written by Jippensha Ikku. Although, the travel expenses to visit to Ise were a heavy burden for normal people, and it was a long way from Edo,many people could not visit Ise in reality. As an alternative destination, since the trip to Enoshima and Mt.Oyama was the three nightsand four days trip from Tokyo, Enoshima and Mt.Oyama became a popular tourist site for Edo people. This section introduces the Kaichō Ceremony: one of the first and foremost events that attracted the people of Edo.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Utagawa Hiroshige II
Nihonbashi Bridge, from the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaidou

Fujisawa-syuku

Utagawa Toyokuni II
Evening Bell at Kamakura, from the series Eight Views of Famous Places

Enoshima Island

Artist: Unknown
Enoshima famous place picture postcard

Spacial exhibition

Utagawa HiroshigeⅢ
The Masters of Tokiwazu Tune of Tokyo Pay Homage to the Shrine of Enoshima Island