As for this, it is ukiyoe print!
We kept characteristic of building designed for the Meiji period alive until now, and Mitsubishi Museum Building No.1 opened in 2010 held art-centered exhibition in West modern times in the 19th century when civil society was established in modern times. We change idea a little this time and hold "ukiyoe print" exhibition. Ukiyoe print which reflected feeling of people of Edo "that we wanted to live for on the spree at least in the vain world." Ukiyoe prints which we drew "Floating World" to think of to be the world of the enjoyment with reality on vividly attract European and American people in the 19th century without arresting the highest manners and customs and phenomenon as curiosity, and remaining in people of Edo, and they overflow for gorgeous scene letting heart of modern us cheer up more.
Book exhibition divides the total picture that birth of ukiyoe print leads to overripeness from Edo to Meiji into three sittings and introduces. We display selected perfect gem from enormous ukiyoe print collections of director of village document at Kawasaki, Sunako Fumio Saito and compare print in this hotel possession Europe modern times of Lautrec et al. affected by ukiyoe print and approach in universal charm of ukiyoe print more than areas in the times.
In the Edo era, it is located between Edo-jo Castle inner moat and outer moats, and, in Marunouchi that daimyo's mansion of main daimyos called "Daimyokouji" is built, and ranged, please trip in the world of the right or wrong "world" in time.
The first from Saturday, June 22 to July 15 Monday (holiday)
The gravure of golden age - Edo era of ukiyoe print
The second from Wednesday, July 17 to Sunday, August 11
Development of appearance - tourism of Hokusai, Hiroshige
The third from Tuesday, August 13 to Sunday, September 8
It is Tokyo - eye that is journalistic, and is nosutarujikku from the passing Edo era