Upcoming Special Exhibition

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【Period change】The Great Edo Almanac

June 30, 2020(Tue.) - August 30, 2020(Sun.)
The Sumida Hokusai Museum will be closed temporarily from April 6 (Mon) to May 7(Thu) 2020, according to the policy of Sumida City to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.<Closed on April 6 (Mon) and May 7(Thu) as they are usually closed. >

* The special exhibition "The Great Edo Almanac" will be held on May 8 (Fri), but it may be changed.

The closing period may be changed without notice in the Coronavirus situation.
Open information will be announced on the official homepage.
We appreciate your understanding.

Enjoy Events Throughout the Four Seasons with Hokusai !

In today’s world, we sense the annual rhythms of life through events that occur at set times each year. Back in the Edo period, in Hokusai’s day, people also experienced the course of the year though participating in similar annual events. Those events included festivals and seasonal celebrations.
In this exhibition, we focus on annual events in introducing the customs of the Edo period as Hokusai and his students depicted them. All these events were carried out with prayers of many sorts, for a peaceful year or the healthy growth of children, embedded in their performance. The exhibition also includes works portraying not just those special events but also customs associated with each season, such as the type of peddler who would be seen at each time of year. Hokusai and his students give us an intimate sense of a year in Edo as it was over a century and a half ago. We hope that you enjoy exploring the lives of our predecessors in this great city. A glorious almanac presenting the year in Edo awaits you: Enjoy!
21 April - 14 June
1 Term:[Tue] 21 April – [Sun] 17 May
2 Term:[Tue] 19 May – [Sun] 14 June
9:30-17:30(last admission 17:00)
Every Monday
Or the following day if it is a national holiday. Open: Mon 4 May Closed: Tue 7 May
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum

■Admission Fees

H.S / Univ. Students
65 and over
J.H.S Students
Disabled peoples
Elementary school students
*Group admission applies to 20 or more paying adults. *Junior high, high school, and university students (including technical college, vocational school, and special training college students) will be requested to show student ID. *Adults 65 and over will be requested to show a document verifying age. *Persons with a certificate such as the following plus one accompanying person are admitted discount of charge: physical disability, intellectual disability, rehabilitation, mentally handicapped health and welfare, atomic bomb victim health notebook, etc. (Please show your certificate at time of admission.) *Use of these tickets is limited to the day on which the exhibition is visited and allow you to see all exhibition. You can buy tickets at booths of Ticket Today.
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November 25, 2020(Wed.) - January 24, 2021(Sun.)
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