When the Tendo clan was in bad financial condition at the end of Shogun
Tokugawa's reign, they asked Hiroshige to draw some pictures which were
called "Tendo Hiroshige". These pictures were drawn by a writing
brush directly onto silk, and it is thought that Hiroshige drew more than
two hundred pieces at that time.
Currently,there are nineteen pieces within the Tendo area which have great
historical significance. These events led to the establishment of a Hiroshige
Museum of Art in Tendo on April 18th 1997, to coincide with the 200th anniversary of Hiroshige's birth.
Yes, they are same. Hiroshige was born to a Samurai family and was named
Ando Jyuemon. He took the name of Hiroshige from his or master, Toyohiro,
and the name of Utagawa from the style of woodblock printing which he learned.
There were five generations in total, who named Hiroshige. Hiroshiges
II and III were from students of the first Hiroshige, and Hiroshiges IV
and V were from his relatives.
A Nikuhitsu-ga is a painting, which made using a writing brush and drawing
directly onto silk, paper, or wood . Therefore only one original is ever
made. Nikuhitsu-ga paintings differ from wood block prints which many copies
can be made at one time.
No,there are not so many remaining.."Nishiki-e".
The Nishiki-e is the original drawing that the woodblock carver places
onto the woodblock in order to etch out the picture to be subsequently
During etching process, original drawing was vanished. Therefore, basically,
original drawing won't remain.
No,he didn't .Many people and process were involved in producing an art
of woodblock paint. This kind of art of woodblock paint calls "Nishiki-e"
in Japanese word, and its processes are as follows.
Based on Publisher's plan, Master Painter drew original design and woodblock carver made artwork og original design, and then painter made many woodblock paints. With reviewing those processes, "Nishiki-e" be regarded as an art of collaborated achievement, which many people participated in.
The colors of Ukiyo-e are made from certain plants which makes them delicate
to sun light and artificial light.
To prevent from deterioration of quality of colors of Ukiyo-e, and keep
those in good condition, we decided to display them for only one month
of every year.
(last admission is 30 minutes before to close)
|April - October
||9:00 - 18:00
|November - March
||9:00 - 17:00
(When Tuseday is a holiday, the museum is open and closed the following
Close 3 more days (indeterminate days), when exhibits are changed on every
Adults: 600 (500) yen
University/High/Junior High School Students: 500 (450) yen
Elementary School Students: 300 (250) yen
* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 15 or more.
* Special exhibitions require a separate admission fee.
10 minutes from JR Tendo Station by Walk.
15 minutes from JR Yamadera Station by Car.
7 minutes from Tendo Interchange on Tohoku Chuo Expressway.
15 minutes from Yamagata Kita Interchange on Yamagata Expressway.
One hour from the Sendai City on National Hwy. Route 48.
15 minutes from Yamagata Airport.
||HIROSHIGE MUSEUM OF ART
1-2-1 Kamatahoncho Tendo City, Yamagata, 994-0025, Japan