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Ukiyo-e: Japanese Woodcut Prints by Hiroshige at Yume Japanese Gardens

An exhibition showcasing reproductions of the complete series of Utagawa Hiroshige’s The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō is now on display at Yume Japanese Gardens, in Tucson,  through May 9.
Iconic Japanese artist Hiroshige (1797-1858) was one of the great masters of the Japanese landscape woodblock print. Between 1833 and 1834, he produced a series of prints illustrating the travelers’ main stopping points along the imperial road called the Tōkaidō (“the Eastern Sea Road”), which connected the Shogun’s administrative capital in Edo (modern Tōkyō) with the emperor’s palace in Kyōto. The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō series is a timeless masterpiece of vibrant scenes representing daimyō’s (noble feudal lord’s) lifestyle, realistic images of ordinary people’s daily life and seasonal landscapes. These prints served as travel souvenirs and guidebook, as well as advertisement to would-be travelers.
Yume Japanese Gardens and Museum of Tucson is a nonprofit organization which features eight examples of classical Japanese landscape design, a replica traditional Japanese cottage, a museum of Japanese art and handicrafts, an art gallery and gift shop. Yume sets capacity limits and observes Arizona Department of Health Services guidelines for COVID-19 management. Timed admission tickets, purchased online, are required for entry; physical distancing and facial coverings are also required, in all indoor and outdoor spaces.

Location: 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson. For more information, email [email protected] or visit


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