Past Special Exhibitions

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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.
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INAGRAL Exhibition Ⅳ HOKUSAI×FUJI -Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji- A Towering Lineup
June 27, 2017(Tue.) - August 20, 2017(Sun.)
Mount Fuji everywhere! Find your favorite views of Mount Fuji
Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji stand tall together! This summer, these two series will be appearing at the museum at last. It's an exhibition that shows the wonder of Japan's highest peak, Mount Fuji, as portrayed by Hokusai's hand. The third and fourth floor of the museum's special exhibition rooms are all filled with Hokusai's woodblock prints of Mount Fuji. Left, up and down, wherever you look at, there’s Mount Fuji all around you. Throughout the exhibition, we’ll be showing you Mount Fuji that’s been closely tied to the lives of Japanese people by rotating 148 exhibits - boldly and delicately drawn by Hokusai. By looking at the various works of the exhibition Hokusai × Fuji, you may find the image of Fuji in your memory or even you will find your favorite views of Mount Fuji in Hokusai's works.
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INAGRAL Exhibition III: A Ramble down the Tōkaidō Road – Travelling with Hokusai along the Fifty-Three Stations
April 18, 2017(Tue.) - June 11, 2017(Sun.)
Utagawa Hiroshige comes to mind when talking about the 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō, but Katsushika Hokusai also worked on a large number of the motif 30 years earlier, which stood out from those of other painters of the era. Unlike Hiroshige, who mainly painted landscapes, Hokusai painted small, detailed depictions of the customs of the land. In this exhibition, we’ll be unveiling the precious Shunkyō Go Jū San-Da no Uchi, shozuri*set from Hokusai’s 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō series (with half being exhibited in the first period and the other half in the second period). We introduce the many aspects of the world of Hokusai’s 53 Stations, with exhibitions on every series, topic, and more. Succumb to the charm of Hokusai’s unique 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō series in an exhibition made up of five distinct elements.

*Shozuri:
The word defines as first editions in modern publishing, and are the best condition woodblock prints, with finely carved detailed expressions. The intentions of the original artist are thus best reflected in terms of color, among other factors.