TOKYO | Ōta Memorial Museum of Art is a museum in Shibuya that showcases Ukiyo-e from Ōta Seizo V’s collection. Each month, 70 pieces from the collection are displayed in a small themed exhibit.
Ukiyo-e is a genre of Japanese art that was popular in the 17th to 19th centuries. Ukiyo-e artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects that touched upon every day life including things like female beauties, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, travel scenes, landscapes, flora and fauna, and erotica. The most famous of these, which most people around the world recognise, is Katsushika Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Ōta Memorial Museum of Art
1-10-1 Jingumae, Shibuya
Telephone: 03 3403 0880
Tue – Sun: 10:30am to 5:30pm