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

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

November 21, 2017(Tue.) - January 21, 2018(Sun.)
In Hokusai’s day, it was customary to welcome the gods at New Year’s and other turning points in the year, to give thanks and to pray for good health, tranquility, and bountiful harvests. Edo-period people with literary inclinations enjoyed privately commissioning prints, known as surimono to distinguish them from commercially published prints, and giving them to each other. Hokusai and his pupils produced a great number of surimono with the gods and other auspicious icons as well as scenes of New Year’s customs as their subjects. Their work on lucky themes was used in warm-hearted interactions between friends and family members, displayed in homes to bring in good luck, and given as New Year’s gifts to express hopes for the recipients’ good fortune. In that spirit, we are displaying these luck-bringing works by Hokusai and his school with gratitude to all who have supported our museum since its opening, who have come to our exhibitions, and who will continue to cheer on our efforts. The exhibition consists of four section. We hope that you will enjoy Happy Hokusai—Good Fortune from A to Z.
Tue 21 November 2017~ Sun 21 January 2018
9:30~17:30(Last admission 17:00)
Sumida City ・Sumida Hokusai Museum


Admission Fee

    Adult   H.S./Univ.Students     65 and over     J.H.S Students     Disabled people   
  Individual     ¥1,000     ¥700     ¥700   ¥300    ¥300
  Group   ¥800    ¥560   ¥560   ¥240     ¥240

※Group admission applies to 20 or more paying adults 
※Students in elementary school and younger are admitted free of charge 
※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 free of charge: physical disability, intellectual disability, rehabilitation, mentally handicapped health and welfare, atomic bomb victim health notebook, etc.  
※Use of these tickets is limited to the day on which the exhibition is visited, and allow only for permanent exhibitions.


Discount mutual

The National Museum of Western Art Special exhibition ”Hokusai and Japonisme”
[Date] Saturday, 21 October 2017 – Sunday, 28 January 2018
[Venue] The National Museum of Western Art 7-7 Ueno-koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0007, JAPAN 
Visitors retaining the ticket stub of the exhibition from 21 October 2017 to 28 January 2018 at the National Museum of Western Art are entitled to a reduced ticket price of this exhibition at the Sumida Hokusai Museum. Please note that each exhibition has different end dates.