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Ota Memorial Museum of Art

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Fascinating insight into the painstaking process of wood block printing, some wonderful examples on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah B
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Beautiful, small woodblock print collection

This museum houses a collection of beautiful, old, woodblock prints. It’s fascinating to see how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.
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1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya 150-0001, Tokyo Prefecture
Shibuya, Harajuku, Ebisu
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fascinating insight into the painstaking process of wood block printing, some wonderful examples on show

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum houses a collection of beautiful, old, woodblock prints. It’s fascinating to see how the artists in the 1800s represented life in Japan. For 1000 yen you get the special exhibit as well. Note that the museum is pretty small and can be done...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ohota museum is one of the greatest Ukiyo-e museums in Japan. When I visited, Hiroshige Utagawa exhibition was opened. The pictures are well-preserved and explanations of pieces are scrupulous and precise. I enjoyed good work, its background and history of Edo-period artist. In the first...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is about 5 minutes walk from JR Harajuku Sta. or Meiji-jingu-mae Sta. of Tokyo Metro. This small art museum(2 floors) of Ukiyo-e, which is a genre of Japanese art flourishing from 17th through 19th centuries, is famous for its rich collection of 14,000 works....More

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

This marvelous museum of Nihonga, modern Japanese art, is a hidden jewel in a trending area headed towards Omotesando. A must visit when in the area.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

A small but well prepared exhibition! All ukiyoe are featuring a common theme in this special exhibition and it is absolutely eye opening. Most of ukiyoe have a brief English description to show the story behind. Worth visiting!

Thank Chen C
Reviewed 23 June 2018

This museum has 2 small floors where the different woodblock prints hang on the outside walls so that everyone follows the same trajectory following the wall. Every work has a Japanese and English explanation about the work and the location. It took me one hour...More

Thank Mark_Daemen
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Just go. It is 700 yen to see some of Hiroshige's later works of Edo. The works include English descriptions with Google maps of the area depicted. Very easy to understand. Impressive prints! It is wonderful that Ota collected these over his lifetime. It was...More

1  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 5 May 2018

I've always been fascinated by ukiyo-e woodblock prints and this is the best place to see them. Tucked away on a quieter street than most in Harajuku, it's a calm oasis in the middle of chaos. Exhibits change monthly. The exhibit I was most fortunate...More

Thank mme8771
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you like Hokusai wood block prints then this museum is also worth a visit. Tucked away close to Takeshita street this museum has 2 floors of this type of printed artwork. Wonderful images. Allow an hour at least to view, more if you want...More

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areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's
Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to
recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh
yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast,
Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool.
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simoneadamiuk
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Response from HardeeHar | Reviewed this property |
I think one hour to two hours maximum.
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shanifernando
17 August 2017|
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Response from Dorothy J | Reviewed this property |
Buy at the museum itself; this is just a small, though exquisite, museum. But check online when it is open, as exhibits change monthly and it closes when it is being changed over.
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shanifernando
17 August 2017|
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Response from geckopoo | Reviewed this property |
Hello, quite easy, just walk up to the front desk of the museum. No need for advanced booking or online purchase. It will cost you 1000yen per person. They'll accept your visa/master card as well.
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