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Weather in Ukiyo-e

Explore meteorological phenomena through art

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: Ota Memorial Museum of Art When: Jun 26th - Aug 29th 2021

The ukiyo-e artform has regularly depicted different meteorological phenomena, from clear blue skies to rainy downpours and gentle snowfalls to rainbows after a storm. A special exhibition at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art explores this theme of weather in ukiyo-e, with numerous works on display from the likes of Katsushika Hokusai, Hiroshige Utagawa, and Kiyochika Kobayashi to name just a few.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 800 yen, and no advance reservations are required.

Getting there

The Ota Memorial Museum of Art is located approximately six minutes on foot from the JR Harajuku Station, served by the Yamanote Line, or two minutes on foot from the Tokyo Metro Meiji-jingumae Station, served by the Chiyoda Line and the Fukutoshin Line.

Do note that there is no dedicated parking lot for the museum, and private parking can be expensive in the area - so public transportation is advised whenever possible.

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Elena Lisina a month ago
This kind of graphic appeals to me - it brings a mood of the moment.
Sleiman Azizi a month ago
Yes, I agree. There's just something about it that resonates.
Elizabeth S a month ago
Delicate snow in ukiyo-e is a lovely motif. Rainbows?! Who depicted rainbows?
Kim Author a month ago
There is one by Hiroshige in the Hundred Views of Edo series (the piece is called Ushimachi, Takanawa), and Kuniyoshi has a few too including Archer and Rainbow from the Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido series. I like them a lot!