Kuniyoshi Heroes


When: 03/09/16 - 30/10/16: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm

Where: Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art, 1-10-10 Jingu-mae

One of the masters of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints, Utagawa Kuniyoshi found fame as an artist in 1827, when he published the series titled “One Hundred and Eight Heroes from Tales of the Water Margin,” based on the well-known Chinese novel, “Tales of the Water Margin.”

Kuniyoshi depicted the powerful and exotic foreign heroes with dynamic brushstrokes, and the warrior pictures quickly gained popularity – many people apparently even got tattoos of the warriors. However, the artist’s status as “Kuniyoshi of Warrior Pictures” didn’t prevent him from creating other masterpieces in various genres such as caricatures, landscapes, and portraits of beautiful women.

This exhibition exhibits almost all of Kuniyoshi’s works from the popular “Heroes” series in addition to various other pictures related to “Tales of the Water Margin.”

Kuniyoshi Heroes

How much: Adults ¥1,000, university and high school students ¥700, junior high school students and younger, free

More info: www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/exhibition-eng/kuniyoshiheroestalesofwatermargin

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