Local Mascots of the Edo Period:
The Great Characters in the Comical Ukiyo-e Works of the Toukaidou Highway

Introduction of the Exhibition

In this exhibition, the series “Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway”, which was produced by the ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Yoshikazu, who is recently garnering more attention, is exhibited. In this series, fantastical creatures with comical facial expressions and people striking comical poses are depicted. In this exhibition, various characters and scenes are introduced together with landscape ukiyo-e prints of the Toukaidou Highway by other ukiyo-e artists.

53 Stations of the Toukaido

Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway Fujisawa

Fujisawa-syuku

Fujisawa: Yugyouji Temple, from the series Famous Places of the Toukaidou

Enoshima Island

Enoshima Island, Hilarious Story

Spacial exhibition

Fifty-three Stations of the Toukaidou Highway Kyoto Sanjou Ohashi Bridge