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Mizuta Museum of Art

Mizuta Museum of Art

Received the Merit Award, among others, from the American Institute of Architects in 2012. Mizuta Museum of Art, where cultural advancement originates.The Mizuta Museum of Art opened in December 2011 as part of a commemorative undertaking to celebrate 45 years of Josai University since its establishment. A collection of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, which university founder Mikio Mizuta collected during his lifetime, is central to the exhibits at the Mizuta Museum of Art, offering an overview of the developmental process of Ukiyo-e through renowned masterpieces from the early Edo Period to the contemporary era of Japanese art. The content of the collection centers on yakusha-e, images of kabuki actors and their surroundings, and bijinga, images of beautiful women, created by artists including Hishikawa Moronobu, Suzuki Harunobu, Torii Kiyonaga, Utamaro and Hokusai. A special feature is that the collection includes 9 of Sharaku’s woodblock prints. The Mizuta family newly donated three contemporary bijinga pieces in 2013. American architects Sunil Bald, who teaches at Yale University, and Yolande Daniels, a teacher at Columbia University, designed the building.

Suzuki Harunobu

Suzuki Harunobu [Six Tama River (Mu Tamagawa) The Tama River in Ide]

Special Princess Takamado Exhibition

Special Princess Takamado Exhibition

Mizuta Museum of Art

Mizuta Museum of Art