Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, Matsumoto

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  • If you want to buy a nice print for home, then a visit to this museum is a must. The exhibition changes every month, so big is their collection. The museum has a shop where they sell the most beautiful woodblock prints for 12500 yen. But also maps, posters and other gadgets. Images of Geisha's, gardens, family scenes. Authentic Japanese.
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  • Attracted by the enticing title of thousands of prints including Hokusai and Hiroshige we made the trip by train (Oniwa station has 170 yen). The entrance is 1,000 yen (not given) to finally be able to visit a single small room with less than 80 works including none d Hokusai or Hiroshige!. There is a small shop that offers representations of major works (which are not presented). In short a nice off-center scam that makes you lose 1/2 day. Honestly s buy a good book on the 36 performances of Mount Fuji d Hokusai as to spend the 3,009-4,000 yen for this visit. I don't think the Japanese would like to visit the Louvre without the Mona Lisa or the Venus de Milo or the Musée d Orsay without the Impressionists... well in Matsumoto it does not seem to bother them to announce "thousands of works" of masters and not to present any!.
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  • I've long been a fan of Ukiyo-e, and this museum was absolutely fantastic for me! They run a looping video that walks through the process end-to-end, and have many prints on view (I seem to remember around 130 at the time I was there in 2014). It's great to be able to get up close to these beautiful works, as well as see a fairly broad array of artists represented. If you're going to Matsumoto, you shouldn't miss this.
  • Very cool museum, an excellent themed exhibition with perfectly translated English descriptions for the entire exhibit.
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