Thematic Exhibition

Ukiyo-e Prints and Japanese Music around the Sumida River


During the Edo period, the Sumida River served as an arterial route for transporting people and goods. Much loved as a place for enjoying nature in all four seasons, it was depicted in numerous ukiyo-e art prints. For those boating on yakatabune and yanebune pleasure vessels on the river, Japanese music performed on the shamisen and other instruments played a role in enhancing the atmosphere.  In this exhibition, artworks and related materials from the Museum’s ukiyo-e collection on the theme of boating will be exhibited.


Exhibition period: Tuesday, August 27 to Monday, September 23, 2019 (public holiday)

Days Closed: Monday, September 2

Location: Edo-Tokyo Museum, Permanent Exhibition, 5th Floor Edo Zone E6: Edo’s Four Seasons

* Permanent exhibition admission fee applies.