The Ukiyo-e Sugoroku board game and Seven Deities of Good Luck

Introduction of the Exhibition

Ukiyo-e was utilized in innumerable ways to entertain the commoners of Edo. The Ukiyo-e Sugoroku board game was the prototype of Sugoroku board game of today and in Edo period they were produced in different ways, often with a practical beauty. Also, the ‘Seven Deities of Good Luck’ were familiar to the people of Edo, and were depicted in countless Ukiyo-e pictures. This exhibition introduces various types of Ukiyo-e Sugoroku board game and the Ukiyo-e pictures of all Seven Deities of Good Luck beginning with Benzaiten.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Ejiri:BeautBeauties with the Views of Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou

Fujisawa-syuku

Shichiriga-hama at Sagami Provience

Enoshima Island

The Seven Deities of Good Luck Riding on a Ship Carrying Treasures

Spacial exhibition

The Sugoroku Board Game;Detailed Pictures of Famous place and specialties of Post Stations of the Toukaidou Highway with Poems by Actors related to each Post Stations