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Creative prints in Japan Museum SieboldHuis

‘Sōsaku hanga. Creative Prints from Japan’ extended until 29 May 2022

The exhibition ‘Sōsaku hanga’ with prints from our collection in Japan Museum SieboldHuis has been extended until 29 May 2022. With more than 150 works from the sōsaku hanga momevement on display, it shows the development of ‘creative prints’ in Japan. For the first time in Europe, an entire exhibition is dedicated to this movement, where the creative autonomy of Japanese print artists was most important.


Free digital guided tour (in Dutch): Sōsaku hanga – Part I

Tuesday 8 March

Our curator and guest curator of the exhibition, Maureen de Vries, will give a free online guided tour (in Dutch) of ‘Sōsaku hanga’ on Tuesday 8 March. Maureen will talk about the extraordinary prints in the exhibition and the birth of the creative print movement in Japan. Questions can be asked after the tour in the chat. In april a second part of this guided tour will be available.

Activitity: Guided tour: Sōsaku hanga. Creative Prints from Japan – Part 1
By Maureen de Vries
Language: Dutch
Date: Tuesday 8 March 2022, 14.00 – 14.45 hrs
Location: Online
Price: Free


Catalogue ‘Sōsaku hanga’

Available now

For this exhibition, a bilingual (Dutch and English) catalogue on this remarkable art movement was published by Japan Museum SieboldHuis. It includes more than 140 prints from the our collection, and even more prints are on display. The catalogue is now on sale at the museum for only € 29,50 and is available through online booksellers.

Title: Sōsaku hanga
Author : Maureen de Vries
Publisher: Japanmuseum SieboldHuis
ISBN : 9789082711196
Language : Dutch, English
Paperback: 120 pp
Publication date: December 2021
Weight: 450 gr.
Measurements: 215 x 140 x 27 mm
Price: € 29,50


‘Beautiful’ May exhibition

From 6 May: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in May

While we will not share the exact title and theme of our upcoming Spring exhibition, we can announce we will be open again in our canal house on the Keizersgracht this May, with a ‘beautiful’ new exhibition!
We will be open from 6 May, on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, between 12.00-17.00 hrs. More information will follow soon!

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Happy ‘Hanga’ Holidays

The past year we have welcomed many new visitors to Nihon no hanga. We wish everyone happy holidays and a prosperous 2022!

We hope to see you next year in our museum with again some exciting new exhibitions! Until we can welcome you again, prints from our collection will be on display in both Japan Museum SieboldHuis and the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln.

Sōsaku hanga in Japan Museum SieboldHuis

Exhibition update ‼️ Unfortunately due to new measurements Japan Museum SieboldHuis is closed until 14 January 2022. We hope ‘Sōsaku hanga’ will reopen for the public soon.

From 17 December 2021 to 13 March 2022 over 140 works of the sōsaku hanga movement will be on display in Japan Museum SieboldHuis (Leiden, the Netherlands) showcasing the creative autonomy of the Japanese print artists. ‘Sōsaku hanga’ is a must see exhibition for lovers of traditional Japanese prints and connoisseurs of modern art.

Traditional Japanese woodblock prints were a product of a collaboration between publisher, wood block carver and printer. After 1900 a new generation of print artists emerged. In their sōsaku hanga (creative prints) movement, freedom, expression of self, and the individual style of the artist play a central role. These prints have remarkable designs, formats and lines that reflect the changing Japanese society in which social and cultural developments are brought to the foreground. However, more traditional Japanese themes such as landscapes and beauties are also a common subject. This catalogue shows in a selection of prints from the Nihon no hanga Collection by what means sōsaku hanga was brought into the realm of modern art, in Japan and abroad.

‘Sōsaku hanga’ presents a chronological overview of the development of the creative print art in 20th century Japan in over 160 works of the most important sōsaku hanga-artists. All works are from Nihon no hanga Collection.

A varied and informative activities programme will be offered. For more information on the exhibition, activities and admission see: www.sieboldhuis.org.

A richly illustrated catalogue by Nihon no hanga’s curator Maureen de Vries will accompany the exhibition. The bilingual (Dutch and English) catalogue on this remarkable art movement includes more than 140 prints from our collection, and even more prints are on display. The catalogue is now on sale at the SieboldHuis for only € 29,50 and will soon be available through online booksellers.

Title: Sōsaku hanga
Author : Maureen de Vries
Publisher: Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis
ISBN : 9789082711196
Language : Dutch, English
Paperback: 120 pp
Publication date: December 2021
Weight: 450 gr.
Measurements: 215 x 140 x 27 mm

Snow Country sold out!

Snow Country: Japanese Winter Landscapes was our most succesful exhibition to date and during our open days the 800 copies of the catalogue completely sold out! We are currently waiting on a reprint, so it will be available again soon. If you ordered a copy, you will receive an e-mail early 2022 about your order.

Due to the popularity of the catalogue and the exhibition, we will ask if people living in Amsterdam can pick-up their copy on a designated pick-up day. You will receive more information on this if you have placed an order.

We hope to open the museum early 2022 to offer those who have missed Snow Country a chance to see it. More on this soon!

Yoshitoshi in Cologne

The exhibition ‘One Hundred Aspects of the Moon: Japanese Woodblock Prints by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi’ is on view until 9 January 2022 in the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln. The hundred prints by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) are from our collection and have been loaned to the museum.

Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. In all 100 prints the moon figures prominently. Sometimes clearly visible in the design and sometimes referred to in the beautiful poems in the text cartouche.

Follow us!

All you new hanga-lovers, be sure to follow us on the socials: Instagram and Facebook! We regularly post other prints from our collection.

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Neko reopens

We will be closed for the time being, but you can still see some Japanese prints from our collection in Leiden. ‘NEKO. The Cat in Japanese art’ will reopen on Tuesday 2 June. The exhibition has been extended until 13 September.

Visitors are welcome to visit Japan Museum SieboldHuis with an online ticket with an entry time.

Get your tickets online: https://www.sieboldhuis.org/en/

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Nihon no hanga cats in Leiden


In January the exhibition Neko. The Cat in Japanese Art opened at Japan Museum SieboldHuis in Leiden. Our curator, Maureen de Vries, is the guest curator of this exhibition. You will find about forty kitties from our collection, some familiar but many have not been display in our museum. The exhibition is on display until 5 July 2020.