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]
Itō shinsui
[Nightfall in Spring]
Maeda Seison
[Red and White Plum Blossoms]

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 in the spring and fall.

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


There are four galleries in the Mizuta Museum of Art, Josai University. Gallery 1 and 2 exhibit the wide-range from the Mizuta collection to innovative works of modern art. Gallery 3 displays the introduction of culture indicative of Sakado and the local area, information on the university, and other exhibitions. In Gallery 4, visitors can see a promotional video of the museum and what the museum showcases on DVD.

Gallery 1

Gallery 2

Gallery 3

Museum Guide

Opening Hours:10:00 - 16:00 (Last Admission:15:30)
Entrance Fee:varies by exhibition *Under 15, high school students and student of the Josai University are free
Closed on:Sundays, Mondays, Holidays, The University's Foundation Day (April 20), the summer and winter holidays of the University, and day for change of exhibitions

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 Tobu-Tojo Line, take the Tobu-Ogose Line and get off at Kawakado station. It is a 10 minute walk to the university.

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