Yoshiiku and Yoshitoshi:
at the Dawn of Modernization
Ochiai Yoshiiku (1833-1904) and Tsukioka (Taiso) Yoshitoshi
(1839-1892)both honed their skills under the tutelage of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861), one of the greatest ukiyo-e artists from the final years of the Tokugawa shogunate. From 1866 to ’67, the two collaborated on brutal and gory images reflecting the turmoil in society as the shogunate collapsed.
During those years, the two men shared popularity as friendly rivals. However, Yoshiiku later went on to create multicolored woodblock print illustrations for the Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun newspaper (predecessor to the Mainichi Shimbun), of which he was a cofounder. Meanwhile, Yoshitoshi continued and expanded upon the tradition of images of warriors (musha-e)that he had inherited from Kuniyoshi and developed ukiyo-e works with historical themes.
Both of these artists, who were around thirty years old at the time of the Meiji Restoration, are part of the generation known as the last masters of the ukiyo-e genre. Focusing mainly on precious works from the Asai Collection, this exhibition looks back on how they fought to resist the decline of ukiyo-e.
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- Exhibition TitleYoshiiku and Yoshitoshi :
Ukiyo-e Masters at the Dawn of Modernization
- Exhibition DatesSat. February 25th to Sun. April 9th, 2023
Some objects may be rotated during the exhibition period.
Exhibition lineup may change as circumstances require.
- Opening Hour10:00-18:00
（Open until 21:00 on Fridays,
March 8, and weekdays during the last week of the exhibition）
※Last entry 30 minutes prior to closing time.
- ClosedMarch 6, 13, 20
- Admission FeesAdults : ¥ 1,900
Students (University / High school) : ¥ 1,000
Students (Elementary / Junior High school) : FREE
Adults (time-specified ticket) : ¥ 1,900
- Organised byMitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo,
The Mainichi Newspapers
- With the Sponsorship ofDai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
- Special Thanks toAsai Collection
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Notes When Purchasing Tickets
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo
2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0005, JAPAN
- 5 min. from the Marunouchi South Exit of JR Tokyo Station.
- 6 min. from the Tokyo International Forum Exit of JR Yurakucho Station.
- 3 min. from Exit 1 of Nijubashimae<Marunouchi> Station on the Chiyoda Line of the Tokyo Metro.
- 6 min. from Exit D3 or D5 of Yurakucho Station on the Yurakucho Line of the Tokyo Metro.
- 3 min. from Exit B7 of Hibiya Station on the Mita Line of the Toei Subway.
- 6 min. from Exit of Tokyo Station on the Marunouchi Line of Tokyo Metro.
- First image left:Yoshitoshi “One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: Lady Chiyo and the Water Bucket” 1889 Asai Collection (detail)
Right:Yoshiiku “Heroes of the Taiheiki: Horio Yoshiharu” 1867 Asai Collection (detail) ※may be rotated
- Second image left:Yoshitoshi “Fujiwara no Yasumasa Playing the Flute by Moonlight” 1883 Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art
Right:Yoshiiku “Twenty-Eight Famous Murders with Verse: Torii Matasuke” 1867 Nishii Collection
- Third image left:Yoshitoshi “Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors: Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru Battling with Kumasaka Chohan” c.1883 Asai Collection
Right:Yoshiiku “Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun, no. 111” 1874 The Mainichi Newspapers Araya Bunko
- Fourth image left:Yoshitoshi “Yoshitoshi's Courageous Warriors: Hojo Tokimasa Praying to the Sea Goddess Benzaiten” 1883 Asai Collection
Right:Utagawa Yoshiiku “Yohanasake Ukinano Yokogushi”1860 Isao Collection