Current Exhibition

Ieyasu and Tokaido
~How It was Depicted by Hiroshige~

January 24 (Tue.) ~ April 2 (Sun.) 2023

Part 1:
January 24 (Tue.) ~ February 26 (Sun.)
Part 2:
February 28 (Tue.) ~ April 2 (Sun.)

*All art pieces are replaced once a session is over.

Tokugawa Ieyasu gained power with the victory in the Battle of Sekigahara, and in order to keep this power, the first thing he worked on was the maintenance of the “Tokaido Road” that connects his castle in Edo with Kyoto/Osaka. Each post-town was enacted by Ieyasu and as the roads developed, travelers increased, which resulted in a travel boom in the late Edo era. During the travel boom, the “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido” Ukiyo-e series including Utagawa Hiroshige’s “Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido” (Hoeido Edition) was born. This exhibition will introduce Ieyasu’s footsteps that remain in the “Tokaido Road” with particular focus on the series pieces of Hiroshige’s “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido”.

Current Exhibition
Organizer:
Shizuoka City
Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
Designated Manager:
NPO Hexaproject
Cooperation:
Seikenji Temple, Shizuoka Prefecture Central Library, Rinkoji Temple, Toyotsumi-jinja Shrine, Yamadaichi Co., Ltd., Kunozan Toshogu Shrine, Shizuoka Sengen Shrine
Sponsorship:
NHK Shizuoka

Exhibition Works

[Part1 Exhibit] “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” 55 pieces

Published during 1841 and 1843 - this is a series of work called “Gyosho Tokaido” as the title is written in semi-cursive script (Gyosho script).

Utagawa Hiroshige
Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
“Okazaki: Yahagi Bridge”
Collection of Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
Utagawa Hiroshige
Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido
“Yoshida: Toyo River and Yoshida Bridge”
Collection of Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

[Part2 Exhibit] “Tokaido Road” 55 pieces

Published during 1849 and 1852 - this is a series of work called “Reisho Tokaido” as the title is written in Clerical script (Reisho script).

Utagawa Hiroshige
Tokaido Road
“Nihonbashi”
Collection of Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art
Utagawa Hiroshige
Tokaido Road
“Kuwana: Ferryboat at Shichiri Crossing”
Collection of Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art

Ieyasu’s Footsteps that Remain in Shizuoka

Including the years that Ieyasu was a hostage of the Imagawa, Ieyasu spent 1/3 of his life in Shizuoka; therefore, there are many historical sites related to Ieyasu in the area. This exhibition will introduce documents related to Ieyasu that remain in temples and shrines of Shizuoka along with his footsteps.

[Part1 Exhibit]
Taiso Yoshitoshi (Tsukioka Yoshitoshi)
Mirror of wisdom and humanity of heroes of Japan
“Tokugawa Ieyasu”
Collection of Shizuoka Prefecture Central Library

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