Ukiyo-e: The Supreme Popular Culture—the Sakai Collection

Ukiyo-e: The Supreme Popular Culture—the Sakai Collection
13 Jan 2024 (sam) - 3 Mar 2024 (dim)
Closed : Every Tuesday , Feb 5 to 9
09:00 - 17:00
Permanent Exhibition Set Ticket Adults
Matsumoto City Museum 0263-32-0133

Ukiyo-e is a genre of art that flourished mainly in the Edo Period (1603-1868) and was produced by carvers, printers, and artists.
Since those professional craftspeople worked separately but in concert for it, the artwork of ukiyo-e has a highly refined quality recognized internationally.
The craftspeople’s combined efforts to offer the finest art pieces show Edo commoners’ enthusiasm.
While ukiyo-e was all sophisticated work, it was also among the popular culture embraced by the commoners.

Here, we will take you to the world of the “supreme popular culture” ukiyo-e through the Sakai Collection, one of the three most significant ukiyo-e collections.


15 minute walk from Matsumoto Station.
Near the “Town Sneaker” North Course “Daimyocho” Bus Stop.
Near the “Town Sneaker” East Course “Matsumoto City Museum” Bus Stop.

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