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.
The Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum was opened in 1993 and has been in operation for about 30 years. During this time, the museum's facilities and equipment have deteriorated over the years, and the museum will be closed for major renovations, including a complete renewal of equipment and facilities.