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Otsu-e: Another History of Edo Painting

Explore this folk art dating back to 17th Century Japan

By Kim B    - 1 min read
Venue: Tokyo Station Gallery When: Sep 19th - Nov 8th 2020, 10:00am - 6:00pm

From September 19th until November 8th, the Tokyo Station Gallery is hosting a special exhibition titled " Otsu-e: Another History of Edo Painting". Otsu-e is a traditional type of folk art dating back to the 17th Century, but these kinds of works haven't typically been displayed in a gallery format before - they're more commonly seen as historical documents and folklore items. The exhibition looks at Otsu-e in a more artistic way, and encourages visitors to appreciate their unique charm and the window they provide into the Edo period.

Getting there

The Tokyo Station Gallery is located just outside the ticket gates at JR Tokyo Station's Marunouchi North Exit.

For those who are arriving at Tokyo Station via either the Marunouchi, Tozai, or Chiyoda subway lines, head out of exit M12. Once you're above ground, enter the JR Tokyo Station Marunouchi North Dome which will be in front of you. The museum entrance is on your left.

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Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elizabeth S 3 weeks ago
These naive paintings are fascinating! The teeth on that Oni...
Kim B Author 3 weeks ago
I love them! They have such a quirky, relaxed feel to them. Not as revered as the likes of ukiyo-e, but they have their own charm!