Business magnate Yasusaburo Hara (1884-1982) left behind an enviable private collection of ukiyo-e masterpieces, many of which have only started making their way into public exhibitions over the past decade. This spring special at the Suntory Museum presents two of the Hara trove's finest specimens: Utagawa Hiroshige's complete 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo' and 'Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces' series. The prints are displayed accompanied by photos documenting the current state of the locations depicted by Hiroshige, making for a unique opportunity to dive into Edo-Tokyo's past and present. And as if that wasn't enough, the exhibition also includes Hokusai's rare 'Oceans of Wisdom' series, centred on fishing, whaling and seaside views from the 1830s. Ukiyo-e nerds are in for a real treat.
Note that some of the pieces on display will be alternated during the exhibition period.