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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

If you like Hokusai wood block prints then this museum is also worth a visit. Tucked away close to Takeshita street this museum has 2 floors of this type of printed artwork. Wonderful images. Allow an hour at least to view, more if you want to study in detail. Gift shop is in basement. Worth a visit just to admire workmanship / skill in doing this art.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Every month they change the theme of the exhibit, since the pictures deteriorate quickly, and they can't have them out for very long. When I went it was about crossdressing in the Edo period! This was compared to the anime film Your Name, and they had a lot of perspectives that I could appreciate. So it was fun, but if you are afraid you won't like the theme, you should ask before entering. It's also kind of small, and there are some ukiyo-e at the National Museum in Ueno as well, so you should consider where you want to put your time and money. I spent 1 hour and 500 ¥.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The descriptions and explanations provided with the prints make for a great learning introduction to Japanese woodblock prints. I entered knowing nothing and feeling indifferent toward woodblock printing but from the tutelage of the displays became keenly interested and have sought out other Tokyo museums’ woodblock print displays since. I’m glad I ventured into the Ota Memorial Museum.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank HardeeHar
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Prepare to wander in the museum for a few hours. Many pieces of art of look at and admire. Enjoyed our time there.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Diane B
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

The exhibition is selected monthly from their over14,000 collection of “ukiyo-e”. You can sit down on tatami and enjoy Japanese art quietly. All explanation is in Japanese and in English. Tiny “Zen” garden behind the stairs is cute. Recommend for solo-travelers or couples. No photos taken.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Eiko88
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