The Great Edo Almanac

  • Exhibition
  • Advance Notice

The Great Edo Almanac

April 21, 2020(Tue.) - June 14, 2020(Sun.)
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!
Term
21 April - 14 June
1 Term:[Tue] 21 April – [Sun] 17 May
2 Term:[Tue] 19 May – [Sun] 14 June
Hours
9:30-17:30(last admission 17:00)
Closed
Every Monday
Or the following day if it is a national holiday. Open: Mon 4 May Closed: Tue 7 May
Organizers
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum
 

■Admission Fees

 
 
Adults
H.S / Univ. Students
65 and over
J.H.S Students
Disabled peoples
Elementary school students
Individual
1,000
700
700
300
300
Free
Group
800
560
560
240
240
Free
 
*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.