Travelling with Ukiyo- e: The Pilgrimage to Enoshima Island in the Spring Season

Introduction of the Exhibition

During the Edo period, Enoshima Island was the popular place for both pilgrims and tourists thus many people visited Enoshima, the landmark of Fujisawa City. Especially when the kaichou ceremony of Benzaiten of Enoshima Shrine took place, many visitors from Edo (Tokyo) visited this place. Since spring is the season of the pilgrimage, many visitors gathered Enoshima and the bustling atmosphere was often illustrated in many ukiyo-e works.
In this exhibition, ukiyo-e works that illustrated the people who gathered Enoshima Island, and the local specialty and souvenirs of Enoshima Island, such as shell works (kaizaiku), will be introduced. Enjoy travelling the world of the spring season ukiyo-e.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Artist:Utagawa Kunisada(ToyokuniⅢ)
Narumi, from the series “Fifty-three Pairings for the Toukaidou Highway”


Artist:Kitagawa Utamaro
10: Women Engaged in the Sericulture Industry

Enoshima Island

Artist:Utagawa Hiroshige II
Shichiri-ga-hama Beach of Sagami Province: A Distant View of Kinki-zan of Enoshima Island

Spacial exhibition

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(Kai-byobu, the folding screen made by shells)