Jul 4, 2018

Tokaido Hiroshige Museum (Ukiyo-e museum) in Shizuoka City

Hello, Welcome to our blog.

I am Hirokane at Local Travel partners, a travel agency in Shizuoka City, Japan.
We have been supporting travelers from overseas since 2016.

If you have a plan to travel around Shizuoka or Mount Fuji area, 
you can count on us!

Today, let me introduce one of the most popular spots among overseas travelers.

A museum of ukiyo-e(Japanese woodblock prints) 
where you can discover  the art of Edo period(1603-1867).

"Yui" drawn by Hiroshige Utagawa

Ukiyo-e was a popular art form during the Edo period and 
remains a unique art of Japan.

Have you noticed the 3 people on the upper left?
2 of them are travelers and are enjoying this beautiful scenery.

On the other hand, the man walking in the back with firewood is a peasant.
He is used to climb this mountain and is not interested with this scenery anymore.
He is just climbing without enjoying the view.

Satta Pass,  today
Even now you can enjoy this spectacular scenery.

Hiroshige Utagawa, a renowned artist of the time, created about 1,400 ukiyo-e prints, some of which are on display at this museum.

His representative work is "The 53 stations of the Tokaido Road"
From Edo (Tokyo) to Kyoto there were 53 stations and he drew up all the stations
that you can enjoy now in this Art Museum.

Mariko Station

And now. Chojiya, the oldest restaurant in Shizuoka City.
 You can enjoy traditional meals as ancient travelers did. 

The museum is a popular destination for art lovers, as not only you can see representative works by Hiroshige, 
but there are also famous works mimicked by Van Gogh.

You can also try your hand at make an ukiyo-e print yourself here, a simple and fun activity that will help you deepen your knowledge of the art form.
(Our guests from France)

(Our guests from the Philippines)
Ukiyo-e will be completed by adding color ink  one by one.
 black, blue, green, red, 
They are painting black ink on the mold.

After that, they apply the white paper on this mold and rub it
to let the ink on the paper.

The gifts at the museum's shop include  ukiyo-e mortif that make great souvenirs from your visit to Shizuoka.

Access: 2 kilometers from JR Yui station

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