Upcoming Special Exhibition

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Celebrating Our First Birthday: Happy Hokusai - Good Fortune from A to Z

November 21, 2017(Tue.) - January 21, 2018(Sun.)
An exhibition commemorating the 1st anniversary of our museum opening, which will collect congratulatory gods and lucky objects drawn by Hokusai and his pupils.
Tue 21 November 2017~ Sun 21 January 2018
9:30~17:30(Last admission 17:00)
Sumida City ・Sumida Hokusai Museum
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"Sejima Kazuyo SANAA × HOKUSAI"

October 31, 2017(Tue.) - November 12, 2017(Sun.)
Ultramodern architectural design is one of characters of the Sumida Hokusai Museum which dedicated to the works of Ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai.
The Sumida Hokusai Museum is the place creating the community where local people get together. The community creates the culture which will change Sumida city in the future.
The museum was designed by Sejima Kazuyo one of the leading architects in Japan today. The novel outside covered by walls made from aluminum panels that have a slightly mirrored surface.
Sejima’s modern architecture and Hokusai’s traditional Japanese art works seem conflict each other but have something in common because both draw great deal of global attention.
Hokusai had studied hard latest drawing method at same time he depicted comically warmheartable people. Sejima’s work is not only stylish as well as integrates community and people.
This exhibition introduces both innovative artists who attract world each in Edo period and today thought the Sumida Hokusai museum.
Tue 31 October -Sun 12 November
Every Monday
Display architectural models etc. in the gallery on 4th floor, lecture room (MARUGEN100) on First floor, foyer on 3th and 4th floor
Adults 600 yen etc.(Ticket allow you both the special and permanent exhibitions. Further details will be announced later in website.)
Kazuyo Sejima
1956 Born in the Prefecture of Ibaraki, Japan  
1981 Graduated at Japan Women's University, where she obtained a master's degree  
1981-1987 Worked with Toyo Ito & Associates  
1987 Set up Kazuio Sejima & Associates  
1995 Founded SANAA with Ryue Nishizawa 
SANAA (Sejima and Nishizawa and Associates) is an architectural firm