Suzuki Harunobu
[Six Tama River(Mu Tamagawa) The Tama River in Ide]
Tōshūsai Sharaku
[Arashi Ryūzō II as the Moneylender Ishibe Kinkichi]
Torii Kiyonaga
[Three Elegant Presentations of Horses:Shell Horse]
Kitagawa Utamaro
Katsushika Hokusai
[Mirror of Japanese and Chinese Poems:Traveling Youth]
Hishikawa Moronobu
[Parody of Murasaki Shikibu at Ishiyama-dera Temple]
Miyagawa Chōshun
[Parody of Narihira's Travels East]
Katsukawa Shunshō
[Beautiful Woman with Pet Cat and Dog]
Uemura Shōen
[Beauty Enjoying the Evening Cool]

In 1979, the Mizuta Museum of Art, Josai University was founded in a wing on the eighth floor of the Mizuta Memorial Library. In December 2011, the current art museum opened as part of the university's 45th anniversary celebrations. The Mizuta collection focuses on the ukiyo-e collection that Mikio Mizuta, the founder of the school, had gathered before his death.

The Mizuta collection consists of over 200 pieces that focus on ukiyo-e. Through these pieces visitors can trace the process of ukiyo-e's development from the early stage to modern Japanese painting. Also, the museum owns nine of Sharaku's works including rare woodblock prints. In keeping with university events, the museum will present a variety of exhibitions at the core of the Mizuta collection.

The museum's goal is to be loved as well as supported by the students, their parents, and local community.

Museum Guide

Opening Hours : 9:30- 16:30(Last Admission:16:00)
Admission Fee : free
Open: Monday to Friday
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, and holidays specified by the university (e.g. summer vacation and winter vacation), and exhibit replacement periods
*The museum may be open on certain Saturdays in connection with exhibitions or university-organized events.
*In addition, the museum might be temporarily closed or opened due to some occasions. Please check the homepage for detail information.

1-1 Keyaki-dai, Sakado-shi, Saitama 350-0295 JAPAN
Phone :+81-49-271-7327 / Fax :+81-49-271-7342

By train:
From Sakado station of the Tōbu-Tōjō Line, take the Tōbu-Ogose Line and get off at Kawakado station. It is a 10 minute walk to the university.

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