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2014 October 5th
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Ukiyoe Japan
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Lost in Tokyo
New Vending Machines
Japanese Knife
Amphibious Vehicle
Cat Cafe Neko Cafe
Onsen Hot Spring
Seishun 18 Kippu
Fireworks Festival 2014
Tofu Exclusive
Japanese Chess Shogi
ANA B787 or Lufthansa?
Lucky Cat Shrine
Tohoku Big 6 Festival
Best Japanese Sweets
Climbing Mt.Fuji
Sky Tree Gourmet
Tokyo Amateur Orchestra
Ogasawara Islands
Ramen Review
Asakusa 51578+???
Bonsai Experience
Aomori One Day Trip
Tokyo Only Cafe
Baseball Yakyu
Manga Anime Otaku
Tokyo Sky Tree
Earthquake and Tsunami
Hakone Fuji Tour
Tsukiji Fish Market
Japanese Martial Arts
Skiing Japan
Japan Highlights 1
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UKIYOE JAPAN
Ukiyoe, Katsushika Hokusai High technique wood-cut (wood-block) plus unique coloring makes U-Ki-Yo-E (U is pronounce as U in asakUsa, E is pronounce as E in Egg) a fantastic art. You may find their masterpieces in the following museums. You may also hit and experience a bit of the tradition at this page, too, to color your own life. Their prints, T-shirt and items are available at each museum. Shunga or Syunga is popular R18 in Edo era, literally Spring Picture. Japan hit the most maximum population in 2007, then every year there has been a surplus of deaths over births. Japan is shrinking, maybe need Spring vacation (^^)
Tokyo National Museum (Toh-Ha-Ku) is located in Ueno, next town of Asakusa, and of course, Asakusa has Ukiyo-e right next to Sensouji Temple.
Edo Tokyo Museum in Ryogoku is such good combination with Sumo Museum (Kokugikan) as well as Ekoin and Kyu-Yasuda-Teien (free of charge, very small but very nice Japanese garden, not many people as other popular well-known garden). You may refer to Sumo in Tokyo and Skytree to make your travel itinerary.
Ukiyo-e Theater in Asakusa  has one of the best collection of the masterpieces. Located right next to Sensouji Temple, view from their bar on 6th floor is amazing especially with light-up.
Toyosu Ukiyoe Museum is cross transportation of Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and Yurikamome Line. Future Fish Market (Tsukiji will be re-located to this area in Toyosu in few years time) can be in your walking itinerary.
 Sakai Kokodo
 www.ukiyo-e.co.jp/
 Small but very good garelly located in Ginza.
Ukiyoe Ota Museum is located in a crossing of JR Harajuku Station on Yamanote Line and Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line (Meiji-Jingu-Mae Station). What a contrast of this museum (very traditional) and Takeshita-Dori (young modern Japan). Sunday afternoon has cos-play or street-dancing in south side of Yoyogi Park. Meiji Jingu (Shrine) has a few Japanese style wedding almost every Saturdays and Sundays.
Koishikawa Ukiyo-e Museum is not like other museum but just on one floor (5th floor) of the white business building in Stone-Enjoy-River (or Small-Stone-River) area of downtown Tokyo. Tokyo Dome (concert hall, baseball stadium) and Hosho Nohgakudoh (Noh Theater) are within a few minutes walk distance.
Hiroshige Museum of Art is not in Tokyo but in Yamagata, Tendo (Tendoh) city. Japanese chess shogi, Yamadera (refer to Day-9 at this page, please) and Onsen are best interests of your Japan trip there.
Kamigata Ukiyoe Museum is not in Tokyo but in Osaka which was used to be called Kamigata (the upper side, or the uptown). Before Tokugawa era, the center of Japan was Kyoto and Osaka.
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