Warriors Based on Novels of Kyokutei Bakin

Art Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art , Harajuku Until Sunday June 25 2017
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馬琴と国芳・国貞 八犬伝と弓張月
馬琴と国芳・国貞 八犬伝と弓張月
馬琴と国芳・国貞 八犬伝と弓張月

Marking 250 years since the birth of Edo-era popular author Kyokutei Bakin (1767-1848, also known as Takizawa Bakin), Harajuku's Ota Museum zooms in on ukiyo-e created to illustrate Bakin's mainly samurai-themed novels. Although Katsushika Hokusai, who also knew the author personally, is considered the premier illustrator of Bakin's work, this show leaves Hokusai out completely in favour of pieces by Utagawas Kuniyoshi and Kunisada. The 80 or so prints on display depict mythical warriors, mysterious sages and spectral apparitions, offering an impactful introduction to the world of Edo's great man of letters.


Venue name: Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Address: 1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku

Opening hours: 10.30am-5.30pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)
Transport: Harajuku Station (Yamanote line), Omotesando exit; Meiji-Jingumae Station (Chiyoda, Fukutoshin lines), exit 5.
Event website: http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/exhibition/bakin
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