Otemachi Mitsui Hall, located in Otemachi, Chiyoda City, is often the host of many splendid exhibitions.


Starting from July 16th to September 9th, 2021, they will hold a digital art exhibition by Fuji Art (フジアール / Fujiāru), featuring five great artists of ancient Japan.

The exhibition is the first project of the ART-JAPANESQUE DIGITAL WORLD, and it also got confirmed that the ambassador will be the Kabuki actor, Onoe Matsuya II (尾上松也).

The concept is to discover Japanese art through digital technology, and gold sliding doors and folding screens will display the work of five famous Japanese artists.

The array of mesmerizing works of art, ukiyo-e, will offer the visitors a unique opportunity to discover some of Edo’s Period masterpieces by using the latest technology.

The official name of the exhibition is 巨大映像で迫る五大絵師 / kyodai eizō de semaru go dai eshi, roughly translated as "the Five Great Painters, impressive on huge displays."

During the exhibition period, the visitors will be able to experience great works of the following five artists:

  • Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重)
  • Tawaraya Sōtatsu (俵屋宗達)
  • Ogata Kōrin (尾形光琳)
  • Itō Jakuchū (伊藤若冲)

There will be video productions, a large show using the digital way, and a giant screen reproducing the paintings.

In the exhibition, you will be able to enjoy famous artworks such as:

The Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai’s Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 / fugaku sanjūrokkei; 1830-1832), a series of prints depicting Mount Fuji in various seasons, locations, and weather conditions.

The woodcut printed Ukiyo-e of Utagawa Hiroshige, The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (東海道五十三次 / tōkaidō gojūsan-tsugi; 1833–1834).

Chrysanthemum Folding Screen (菊図屏風 / kiku zubyōbu) by Ogata Kōrin (in 1658-1716), an artist from the Tokugawa Period who also belonged to the Rinpa painting school.

Wind God and Thunder God (紙本金地著色風神雷神図, shihon kinji chakushoku fūjin raijin-zu), a replica artwork painted on byōbu folding screens by Ogata Kōrin (in 1658-1716).

The original artwork of the above painting, depicting the God of lighting, Raijin (in Shinto mythology), and the God of Wind, Fūjin (in Japanese mythology) by Tawaraya Sōtatsu (in 1570-1643).

Itō Jakuchū’s masterpiece Cactus and Domestic Fowls (仙人掌群鶏図 saboten gunkei-zu; 1716–1800).

Related information

  • Period: July 16th - September 9th, 2021
  • Opening hours: 10:30 am -7:30 pm
  • Admission fee (tax included): Adults 2,000 yen / Students: 1,500 yen / High school /Junior high school students: 1,000 yen / Free admission: Visitors over 70 years old, also elementary school students, and younger ※You will have to show the student ID or related proof on the venue.

The tickets will be on sale starting from mid-May, and further details will get announced on the Exhibition's Official Page in late- April.

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By - cinnamonellie.