At Hiroshige Museum of Art, Ena, the full-size ukiyoe "Woodblock Print Overprinting Experience Corner" is very popular! You can experience it free of charge.
About this museum
The old Nakasendo road runs through Ena City, and the Ōi-juku, which is its center, prospered an exemplary inn of the 16 Mino inns of the time. Various renovation projects were promoted around the Ena station area in order to reclaim this prosperity, with a station plaza information exchange facility and shopping arcade being renovated.
And as a grand summation of this series of projects, the Hiroshige Museum of Art, Ena, which displays mainly the "Tanaka Collection" of Utagawa Hiroshige ukiyoe woodblock prints donated by ukiyoe woodblock collector the late Haruo Tanaka, in September of 2000.
At the Hiroshige Museum of Art, Ena, we would like to disseminate information to the world about the towns and culture of Ena by collecting, storing, and researching Utagawa Hiroshige's ukiyoe prints as well as displaying them to the general public. We also work on various educational activities to promote local art and culture, including the hosting of lectures regarding ukiyoe and Utagawa Hiroshige.
Together with these activities, we work toward the development of independent and proactive activities and a town of cooperation with the people utilizing the highway culture of the Nakasendo road.
At this museum we house about 1,300 pieces of art focusing on ukiyoe, hosting project exhibitions and special exhibitions throughout the year as well. We are especially proud of our "Nakasendo Rokujukyu-tsugi Nouchi" (Tanaka collection), which includes the "Nakatsugawa in the Rain". There is also a popular video corner on the 2nd floor Ukiyoe Navigation Room where you can try overprinting and learn about the process of making ukiyoe.
|Museum Hours||9:30AM to 5:00PM (last entrance 4:30PM)|
|Closed|| Mondays (excluding holidays), days after holidays, Year-end and New Year period |
※May sometimes be closed for exhibit changes, etc. Please check the annual schedule for details.
Elementary, middle, and high school students: FreeAdmission fees for adults are as follows.
|Adult (individual)||Exhibits 510 yen / Special Exhibits 820 yen|
|Adults (groups of 20 or more)||Exhibits 410 yen / Special Exhibits 660 yen|
※Some exhibitions may differ from the above admission fees.
※Those with disability certificates can enter free of charge (only the certificate holder). Please present it at reception.
Ukiyoe overprinting experience corner
Visitors can have a wonderful experience of creating multicolored(3 or 5-6 colors) prints using imitation wood blocks, which is a very popular activity.
We ready some imitation blocks, for example,<The Great Wave off Kanagawa from the series "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji">(completed with 5 colors),Actual View of Nagoya in Bishu Province from the series "One Hundred Famous Views in the Various Provinces"