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2018 New Year Events

January 2, 2018(Tue.) - January 3, 2018(Wed.)
Enjoyable event that visitors experienced traditional Japanese New Year costume ex. Shishimai, fox dance, calligraphy, comic diaouge (漫才) and Japanese traditional board game(双六).
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Rice cake pounding event ~ Waiting for New Year~

December 24, 2017(Sun.) - December 24, 2017(Sun.)
We will held the Rice cake pounding event.

Let's experience traditional Japanese New Year custom "rice cake pounding"!
Food artist Mr. "EAT&ART TARO" will cook various food by using fresh rice cake.
In this event, you can experience Edo culture ex. playing game "Zubonbo" which was created in Edo period.

Artist profile|EAT&ART TARO
After graduated from culinary academy, he worked at restaurant. He started catering service providing food to gallery and the museum. He created many works related to food. In his art work "Retro cooking", he researched receipts which was read in Showa period, and according to these receipt, he reproduced Showa foods. http://eat-art.info

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Lecture (only in Japanese)

December 23, 2017(Sat.) - December 23, 2017(Sat.)
Topic: Visit seven deities of good fortune ~Strolling through the town to call good fortune~
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Workshop making a chopstick rest by using Mizuhiki (only in Japanese)

December 10, 2017(Sun.) - December 10, 2017(Sun.)
Mizuhuki can be seen in several occasion, for example celebrating gift’s decoration and New Year’s decoration. We will held workshop making a chopstick rest by using Mizuhiki. A chopstick rest that used Plum flower as a motif is necessary item for table setting to start 2018.
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Let’s Make Christmas wreath ! (only in Japanese)

December 10, 2017(Sun.) - December 10, 2017(Sun.)
We will make original Christmas wreath by various materials which used a motif of Sumida River. You can make a memorable Christmas wreath which is only one in the world.
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Appreciation Festival for 1st anniversary of museum opening

November 25, 2017(Sat.) - November 26, 2017(Sun.)
We held the Appreciation Festival for 1st anniversary of museum opening in Midoricho park where is located in front of the museum. Workshop booth which museum staff organized and drinking eating space where food and drink are served by food truck will be there. Please feel free to drop in.
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Appreciation Day for Inhabitants of Sumida City

November 21, 2017(Tue.) - November 23, 2017(Thu.)
As a token of our appreciation, people who live in or commute Sumida are free. We hope that people who never visit here and those who have already visited can enjoy the Sumida Hokusai Museum.
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【Wrok shop】Let’s learn Hokusai thought digital woodblock printing

September 12, 2017(Tue.) - November 18, 2017(Sat.)
Participants will see the process of printing and experience printing by themselves.
“Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji Under the Wave off Kanagawa” included in our collection was resolved by colour and based on its result, wood of cherry blossom was curved as a woodblock by digital laser. The production of Japanese woodblock print is a complex process involving steps, each performed Artist/Block Caver/ Printer. We can understand deeply about Ukiyo-e though those process.
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4th Architectural Tour in the Sumida Hokusai Museum (only in Japanese)

November 4, 2017(Sat.) - November 4, 2017(Sat.)
We will held “architectural tour guided by Kota Fukuhara (from Kazuyo Sejima and Associates)” as a related event of special exhibition “Kazuyo Sejima SANAA x Hokusai”.Our museum designed by world renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima is located in the place strongly connected to Hokusai. The purpose of visiting our Museum is to see Hokusai’s masterpieces as well as Sejima’s architecture. From the viewpoint of a designer, he show participants around the Museum, after he give a lecture on a process of the construction of the Sumida Hokusai Museum and its architectural features. This tour always full due to high popularity.
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Lecture(only in Japanese)

November 3, 2017(Fri.) - November 3, 2017(Fri.)
Topic: Community and Architecture (a tentative topic)
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【Performance】Japanese artist Akira Yamagichi will draw huge Bodhidharma

October 14, 2017(Sat.) - October 14, 2017(Sat.)
Current exhibition is “Performer ☆ Hokusai” which focus on the fact that he executed a work of performance art. In 1817 he carried out this performance at the Nagoya Nishikakesho painting a huge portrait of the founder of Zen Buddhism, Bodhidharma.
What happen if Hokusai’s performance will be made today? We will held the event related to this exhibition.
Following to Hokusai, a famous Japanese contemporary artist named Akira Yamaguchi is trying to perform a huge Bodhidharma drawing!
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【Work shop】Workshop of making leaf veins strap

October 8, 2017(Sun.) - October 8, 2017(Sun.)
This workshop is making strap by using real holly leaves.
The leaf veins can be seen through sun shine.
Extracting only leaf veins and coating it, then attaching parts which you like.
Making your original strap!
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Reading performance “Fanatic Artist Hokusai”

September 17, 2017(Sun.) - September 18, 2017(Mon.)
“Fanatic Artist Hokusai” directed by Amon Miyamoto was held with applause on 27th July at the British Museum in London. While we organized the preview event, we could feel how Hokusai was popular there. After London’s play, the performance is being developed and will be shown on Sat 17- Sun 18 September at the Hikifune culture center.