Shonan Painters of Meiji Taisho and Showa Period

Introduction of the Exhibition

Fujisawa Municipal Ukiyo-e Museum holds an exhibition “Shonan Painters of Meiji Taisho and Showa Period”

At the beginning of Meiji period, many Japanese artists aggressively adopted the Western painting techniques. Meanwhile, the paintings that have been made in accordance with traditional Japanese artistic techniques were called “Nihonga” and painting expressions were diversified. The former ukiyo-e artists also sought the new genres for them to fit-in that appeared within Japan’s modernization process. In this exhibition, the works of painters who were active during Meiji to Showa period and succeeded the styles of ukiyo-e will be exhibited at the Special Exhibition Section.

At Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway Section, Utagawa Hiroshige’s works will be exhibited. From the series “The Toukaidou with Figures”, the works of post stations from Nihonbashi Bridge to Fukuroi station will be exhibited. At the Fujisawa Post Station Section, Katsushika Hokusai’s works that illustrated the post stations of Kanagawa Province, from the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway” and the works from “Hokusai Manga” will be introduced. At the Enoshima Island Section, Utagawa Toyokuni II’s “Eight Views of Scenic Places” will be introduced.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Artist:Utagawa Hiroshige
Fujisawa, from the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway”


Artist:Katsushika Hokusai

Enoshima Island

Artist:Utagawa Toyokuni II
“Evening Snow at Mt. Fuji”, from the series “Eight Views of Scenic Places”
Looking up the Rest Stop of Mt. Fuji, from Sengen Shrine

Project Exhibition

Artist:Kawase Hasui
Shichiriga-hama at Sagami Provience