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The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road Exhibition

Type:Exhibition

Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, Museum Street, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 7AJ

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The 15th station in the exhibition.

By Utagwa Hiroshige.

The Tokaido Road (meaning Eastern Sea Route) linked Imperial Kyoto in the east of Japan with Edo (Tokyo) in the west.  Following the Pacific coastline, it provided a functional yet inspiring experience for those who travelled along it.

Utagawa Hiroshige first travelled the Tokaido Road in 1832, when he was part of an official procession transporting horses to the imperial court.  During the journey, he sketched local people and travellers in a variety of landscapes and seasons, upon his return to Edo he created the collection of prints known as The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido Road.  The post stations featured in the series were created by the Japanese government in the 17th Century as resting places for travellers along the 500km route, which, over time, developed into distinct villages.

Hiroshige is considered to be one of the last great masters of the Ukiyo-e art form.  The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road was so popular that he reissued it three times.  The popularity of Hiroshige’s art has flourished for almost 200 years, his influence can been seen in works by artists such as Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet and he continues to inspire to this day.

 

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Opening Times

Opening (23 July 2022 - 18 Sept 2022)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday12:00 - 16:45*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Awards

  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018

Directions

Road Directions

Centrally located in Blackburn town centre. Easy walking distance from car parks.

Public Transport Directions

Blackburn Museum is approx. 10 minute walk from Blackburn bus and railway stations.Contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of public transport 01254 688040For Information out of normal office hours conact Traveline 0871 200 2233 or National Rail 08457 484 950

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  • Toilets
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

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