Civil Engineering in Edo

A special exhibition at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art

By Kim B   - 1 min read
Venue : Ota Memorial Museum of Art When : Oct 10th - Nov 8th 2020, 10:30am - 5:00pm

Cities are constantly growing, changing, and adapting to the needs of those who live there, and civil engineering is a big part of this. It's not a new phenomenon though - civil engineering projects have long been a part of history, and many of them are captured in Edo-period artworks.

The Civil Engineering of Edo exhibition at the Ota Memorial Museum of Art looks at civil engineering works through ukiyo-e prints, with pieces on display from the likes of Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai.

Do note that the museum is closed on Mondays if you're planning to visit.

Getting there

The Ota Memorial Museum of Art is located approximately six minutes on foot from the JR Harajuku Station, served by the Yamanote Line, or two minutes on foot from the Tokyo Metro Meiji-jingumae Station, served by the Chiyoda Line and the Fukutoshin Line.

Do note that there is no dedicated parking lot for the museum, and private parking can be expensive in the area - so public transportation is advised.

Kim B

Kim B @kim.b

I'm an Australian who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan - specifically Tokyo and Niigata. I've  visited 44 of 47 prefectures, with only Kagoshima, Miyazaki and Kumamoto left to check out. I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, ...