Hokusai’s Bridge Sumida Bridge – The Full Span

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Hokusai’s Bridge Sumida Bridge – The Full Span

September 11, 2018(Tue.) - November 4, 2018(Sun.)
Bridges are a part of our history: human beings have built bridges since ancient times to overcome the natural obstacles posed by rivers and gorges, to facilitate travel and communication. Over the centuries, political and technological constraints have resulted in the development of types and structures for bridges specific to particular eras. We deal with bridges as both essential urban infrastructure and cultural monument.
The first section of this exhibition presents bridges depicted by Hokusai and his pupils including ”Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces”, a series regarded as one of Hokusai’s masterpieces. In the second section, our focus is on bridges in Sumida City and how bridges have developed and changed from Hokusai’s day on. The historic changes in bridge structures, are illustrated using postcards, blueprints and other materials. As we view the bridges Hokusai depicted, let us take this opportunity to notice and reflect upon the bridges we ourselves cross every day.
11 September(Tue)~4 November(Sun)
9:30-17:30(last admission 17:00)
Every Monday
※Open:Mon 17,24 Sep, 8 Oct, Closed: Tue 18,25 Sep,9 Oct
Sumida City, the Sumida Hokusai Museum

List of Work

"Hokusai's Bridges,Sumida Bridges - The Full Span" 

Admission fee


   University students 

  65 and over     J.H.S.     Disabled peoples   
  Individual     1,200 yen               900 yen      900 yen   400 yen            400 yen
  Group      960 yen                720 yen    720 yen   320 yen            320 yen

*Group admission applies to 20 and 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.
(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 see AURORA (Permanent exhibition room), too.