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Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

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(TOP image) "Seishu Enoshima-no-zu no Shichiri-gahama Makei" Hiroshige Utagawa * Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum

Go, see, and feel the world of art
Fujisawa City Ukiyoe Museum

Miyuki Inoue (Magcal Editorial Department)

Ukiyo-e seems to be booming these days. Mt. Fuji, Enoshima, Kawasaki Daishi and Hakone Sekisho are all landscapes depicted in ukiyo-e... all in Kanagawa prefecture! When I thought about it, I searched and found the Fujisawa Ukiyo-e Museum in Fujisawa City.
5 minutes walk from JR Tsujido station. And admission is free. I have to go for this!

*Introduce the original scenery of Kanagawa prefecture drawn in Ukiyo-e >>

Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

The area around the north exit of Tsujido Station has been refurbished by a large-scale redevelopment, so the sidewalk is wide and easy to walk. We arrived at Coco Terrace Shonan, where the Ukiyo-e Museum is located, in an instant as we walked past a fashionable shopping mall and felt like a stroll.
First, take the elevator to the 7th floor.
Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

The exhibition currently being held is "The scene of Hiroshige's first, second and third generations-from Edo to Meiji-" (until July 15, 2019).
Speaking of Hiroshige Utagawa, the author of the famous "Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido". As a matter of course, he draws many landscapes of the current Fujisawa city such as Fujisawa inn, Enoshima, Shichirigahama.
By the way, since the first Hiroshige was already at the end of the Edo period, the second and third generations were active during the conversion period from Edo to the Meiji era. It feels a little strange to think that Ukiyo-e was drawn during such turbulent times.
Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

The mainstream of ukiyo-e is people and customs. It seems that Hiroshige and his group have actively established and established the style of "landscape painting" that we think of today. Ukiyo-e is different from "drawing", which depicts a landscape in a realistic way, but the work that is said to have been drawn after actually visiting the site and burning the landscape with its eyes has a unique charm.
Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

In the video corner, visit the spots in Fujisawa city depicted in Ukiyo-e, You can see the "Fujisawa Enoshima Ukiyoe Famous Place Tour" that is verified against the current landscape. Bold deformation is a unique feature of Ukiyo-e, and the landscape of the town itself has changed significantly between the times of Hiroshige and the present. Even so, when I visit the scenery again, it feels like “I see,” which is interesting.
This is a must-see!
Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

"Only Utamaru and Hokusai are famous, but in reality, as many Ukiyo-e artists as many stars were active in the same era. Since we collect Ukiyo-e from the perspective of "local history," Whether you are famous or not, you can enjoy a wide range of Ukiyo-e worlds."
Said Ryosuke Masuda, a curator.

As the facility is compact, you can fully appreciate each point. After all, it's free, so I'm glad that you can feel free to drop by during the walk.

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There is a "Fujisawa City Art Space" on the floor just below the Ukiyo-e Museum, so I recommend this too!
Mount Fuji, Enoshima, Shichirigahama. Visit the stage of Ukiyo-e, Fujisawa!

Currently, "Observation Eyes-Ikimono and Nature drawn by Shonan illustrator" is being held (until June 16).
The works of the two Shonan-based illustrators are beautiful, cute, interesting, and a little scary...very unique. This is also free to see, so please take a look!
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Fujisawa City is a facility where you can appreciate local materials such as Ukiyo-e on the Tokaido Fujisawa-juku and Enoshima for the purpose of cultivating the citizens' attachment to the local area and contributing to the improvement of their culture. Was opened. The collection of Ukiyo-e and other materials in Fujisawa City was centered around 1980 (Showa 55) in commemoration of the city's 40th anniversary, with Enoshima Ukiyo-e and other works handed over from Kure Fumiaki Kure Fuminaki, former president of Nihon University. , As a part of local materials, we have collected Ukiyo-e and related materials on Fujisawa-juku and Enoshima.

Ukiyo-e is a painting that depicts people's lives and social conditions, and developed as a common culture of the Edo period. Furthermore, at the end of the 19th century, it has a great influence on European painters such as Van Gogh, and is a work of art attracting attention from all over the world. The area of Fujisawa, where the Tokaido Fujisawa inn was located in the Edo era, and the Togiso Sohonzan Jyokko-ji Temple (Yugyo-ji Temple) is located, where you can visit Enoshima and Daisen (Amauriyama Afuriyama), which were places of worship and recreation. As the entrance to the pilgrimage route, many Ukiyo-e paintings rooted in famous places and legends were drawn.

Fujisawa Ukiyo-ekan will continue to strive to make it a facility that you can enjoy and enjoy, so that you can keep familiar with the local culture. We look forward to your visit.

  • Address
    2-2, Tsujido-jindai, Fujisawa-shi, Kanagawa Coco terrace Shonan 7F
  • TEL
  • Business Hour
    [Opening Hours] 10:00-19:00 (Last admission until 18:30) [Closed] Mondays (holidays, the following day if it is a holiday), New Year's holidays (December 29-January 3), exhibits There are temporary closed days due to replacement etc.
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  • Average Usage
    [Admission fee] Free