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Japan Ukiyo-E Museum: Japan Ukiyo-E Museum (日本浮世絵博物館)


General Information

Japan Ukiyo-e Museum
2206-1, Koshiba, Shimadachi, Matsumoto-Shi
Nagano-ken, 390-0852
10:00-17:00 (Last Entry 16:30)
Monday (Tuesday when Monday is a holiday),
12/28 to 1/3

About Japan Ukiyo-E Museum:

The Japan Ukiyo-E Museum was opened in 1982 in Matsumoto Nagano Prefecture; it is considering the best museums of ukiyoe art in Japan.

The museum houses the private collection of the Sakai Family of over 100,000 prints, including representative masterpieces of all known ukiyoe artists.

The exhibition frequently changes (every 2 months), and each time, the museum displays about 100 to 150 items

A 10-minute slide show (available in English) explains the current exhibition, and a pamphlet describes the history of the collection and how woodblock prints are made.

Summary of Collection(s)

Collection Size: Over 100,000 items

Focus: Woodblock print

Notable Collection:

  • The Sakai collection: Over 100,000 ukiyoe prints, paintings, screens, old books, and modern contemporary prints.

Note: The Guide uses the ALA/LC standard romanization, however, it also reflects a different romanization system used by an individual institution or collection.

Events and Exhibits

How to Use the Facility

Visiting the Museum

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