Matsumoto City Museum’s Special Exhibition of the Sakai Collection

Posted on 2024.02.01 in Events

The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum houses one of the largest and most important collections of ukiyo-e in Japan, with many of its artworks currently on display at a special exhibition hosted by the newly opened Matsumoto City Museum from January 13th to March 3rd 2024.  


Ukiyo-e Museum

The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum in Matsumoto City houses many artworks once held by the local Sakai family as part of their private collection. Successive members of the Sakai family preserved and added to the collection from the Edo Period onward, while providing artworks for exhibition in Matsumoto, Tokyo and overseas. This highly treasured and significant collection makes up the majority of that on display at the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum in Matsumoto.

Matsumoto City Museum

In cooperation with the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum, the newly opened Matsumoto City Museum is holding a special exhibition of many works on loan from the Sakai Collection – said to be one of Japan’s three major ukiyo-e collections. The Japan Ukiyo-e Museum also operates a shop in front of the Media Garden building offering a complimentary postcard for anyone who shows their entry ticket to the museum. Events including gallery talks and workshops are also taking place.


The Matsumoto City Museum’s Special Ukiyo-e Exhibition will be held from Saturday 13th January to Sunday 3rd March, 2024. Closed on Tuesdays and from February 5th to 9th. Admission is JPY 1,000



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