We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Japan ukyo-e - l'art de l estampe - wood-block painting”

Ota Memorial Museum of Art
Ranked #4 of 276 things to do in Shibuya
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This small museum houses a collection of woodblock prints from noted artist Ota Seizo.
Reviewed September 14, 2012

This museum is a treasure. Every month, the curator would change the exhibit to unveil a new part of this extensive ukyo-e collection. Hiroshige, Hokusai, Utamaro, Utagawa,... All the masters are there, sharing their passion for Japan scenic views, kabuki acttors, sublime women,...
It's a very small place, hidden behind the famous trendy LaForet. Push the door, remove your shoes, and enter the magic of this unique museum, discover the unexpectedly remote atmosphere... I just love it. 1 hour is enough for this experience, and then, you can enjoy the acrchitecture of Omotesando buildings, crazy shopping in Harajuku or pursue your Japanese culture journey to Meiji temple in Yoyogi park.

2  Thank Stephanie D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (147)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"wood block prints"
in 10 reviews
"woodblock prints"
in 20 reviews
"edo period"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
"current exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"vast collection"
in 2 reviews
"zen garden"
in 2 reviews
"english explanations"
in 2 reviews
"harajuku station"
in 7 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 2 reviews
"each piece"
in 2 reviews
"mount fuji"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"jr yamanote line"
in 2 reviews
"meiji shrine"
in 2 reviews
"ukiyo"
in 26 reviews
Filter

67 - 71 of 147 reviews

Reviewed August 13, 2012

if you are into the classic Japanese drawings, this is just the place you want to visit (before heading back to the cosplays in Harakuju or the upmarket shopping on Omotesando Dori).

3  Thank FVM2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 15, 2012

The exhibit at this museum changes monthly. June's exhibits consists of ukiyo-e of cats - dressed as people, playing with children, ghostly cat spirits etc. The exhibit is not just for cat lovers but uses cats as a way to understand daily life in the 18th and 19th centuries. The museum, located in Shibuya, is modern and tastefully decorated. It is closest to the Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line. See http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/annai-E.html for exact location.

3  Thank Bikers_Mom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 3, 2012

Loved it! Odd location right near the crazy of Takeshita-dori but that contrast is very Tokyo. Atmosphere is set when you take off your shoes on arrival and put on museum slippers. Low lighting and frequently changed exhibits to protect the prints, so what you see will vary, but the museum has a huge collection and includes displays showing how the woodblock prints are made. Lovely zen garden with raked gravel, pebbles and rocks under the stairs to the second level. Well worth seeing such a uniquely Japanese art form in a quiet, reflective environment.

3  Thank AnnaDBJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Google Translation

This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ota Memorial Museum of Art also viewed

 

Been to Ota Memorial Museum of Art? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing