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Ukiyo-e Ota Memorial Museum of Art

The Ukiyo-e Ōta Memorial Museum of Art (浮世絵 太田記念美術館 Ukiyo-e Ōta kinen bijutsukan) is a small museum located in Harajuku that houses the woodblock print (ukiyo-e) collection of Ōta Seizo V (1893-1977), a former president of Tōhō Insurance. He amassed over 12,000 pieces of prints that are presented on two small exhibition floors and frequently rotated.

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The collection comprises iconic works, such as Hiroshige's 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo' and the 'Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō', Hokusai's 'Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji', and the art of countless other ukiyo-e masters including Utamaro and Sharaku. The exhibitions are often arranged by seasons or topics and come with bilingual explanations. A short introduction to woodblock printing illustrates the complex step-by-step procedures conducted by several artisan teams (painters, carvers and printers).

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