Ukiyoe (Japanese woodblock prints) on the tatami Harajuku in Tokyo Ota Memorial Museum of Art
is developed during the Edo period.
It depicts the everyday life of Japanese commoners from various themes.
It was quite popular for commoners in Edo.
are raised as a famous artist of it.
“Ota Memorial Museum of Art”
is located in Harajuku, Tokyo.
It is specialized museum of Ukiyoe and there are about 12,000 works collected by Seizo Ota,
a business man in Meiji period who was attracted by Ukiyoe.
It is on the best level in the world as a private Ukiyoe collection,
so that visitors, not limited to Japanese lovers but also visitors from abroad
who are interested in Japanese cultures, come and visit there.
You need to take off your shoes when you enter the silent museum in contrast
to noisy Harajuku and Omotesando.
Some parts of it are tatami floored, and it’s one a big charm
that you can sit on the tatami and see over Ukiyoe at a short distance.
Ukiyoe works are exhibited by monthly theme, so you can enjoy different works
whenever you visit there.
You can feel and enjoy
from old folk style building and garden.
In addition, you can buy Japanese towel as a gift at a towel shop on the basement floor.
Ukiyoe was quite popular for commoners with tatami during Edo period.
They are still beautiful and having timeless charms, so please enjoy it on the tatami.
Harajuku in Tokyo has various tourism spots like Takeshita street, Meiji Shrine, and so on.
But silent places are recommended to feel Japan.
Source of photo: http://www.ukiyoe-ota-muse.jp/