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Cool Art Tokyo is treating “Japan's one of the leading Ukiyoe collection owned by Asai Collection”

The Asai Collection, with the history of over 100 years since its establishment, is one of the nation's leading Ukiyoe collections, with approximately 10,000 assortments of 30,000 Ukiyoe real wood prints, mainly in the late Edo period and the early Meiji period.

Asai Collection holds many kind of Ukiyoe, created by the famous artists, such as Toyokuni Utagawa the 1st, Kunisada Utagawa the 1st, Kuniyoshi Utagawa, Hiroshige Utagawa the 1st, and their families, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka, Yoshiiku Ochiai, Kunichika Toyohara, Sadahide Utagawa, Mousai Nagashima, Chikanobu Yoshu, Kyosai Kawanabe and Gekko Ogata.

Also, Prime Minister Abe recently presented a reproduction of the direct painting Ukiyoe, "Heda shipbuilding picture scroll" to President Putin of Russia, and it became a topic, and Asai collection also owns the same direct painting Ukiyoe.

Masaru Tokinoya, Professor Emeritus of Osaka University, commented in his book, "Regarding the Ukiyoe period of the Bakumatsu Meij, there may be no more comprehensive collections than the Asai Collection."

Before the war, the Ukiyoe Art Exhibitions of the Asai Collection has been held in various museums and department stores, including the Osaka Castle Tenshukaku Museum, but for the last 40 years, we have not been actively introduced.

However, as globalization has been accelerating and attention has been focused on Japanese culture, we received voices that this valuable Japanese heritage should be introduced widely internal Japan and abroad, and it will be introduced by exhibitions. We also decided to carry out the development of elaborate reproductions and goods.


What’s “Cool Art Tokyo “?

Cool Art Tokyo Co., Ltd. was established and is managing by the fourth generation of Asai Collection, and exclusively conducts Asai Collection-related businesses and sales.

Cool Art Tokyo is a company established by Asai Collection as a business company in order to introduce the Ukiyoe and Asai collection, which are valuable cultural heritage of Japan, to the world.
We will do the following business.

  • Introducing Ukiyoe and Japanese Art to Japan and abroad.
  • Providing Ukiyoe in Edo and Meiji Period to domestic and foreign exhibitions related to Ukiyoe.
  • Planning and carrying out an exhibition on Ukiyoe.
  • Planning, production and sale of reproductions and related goods such as Ukiyoe.
  • Lending of Ukiyoe reproductions to each company and restaurant, etc. (under preparation)
  • Lending and selling digital contents. (under preparation)
  • Development and management of Digital Art Museum. (under preparation)

In addition, a part of the Ukiyoe held by the Asai Collection is cataloged by story. Please see the contents.

If you think think the business collaboration with, or being Sales Agent for Asai Collection and Cool Art Tokyo as a company, etc., please contact us by email.


Many museums in the exhibition as a popular and prominent historian on the history textbooks published in the collection a lot,also one of Japan's most famous Ukiyo-e collection,"Asai collection".
More than 100 years of history, has approximately 3 million items and a vast collection of products from carefully selected fresh, Ukiyo・e, Nishiki-e, the advanced technology was reproduced in series.

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