【Period change】The Great Edo Almanac

  • Exhibition
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【Period change】The Great Edo Almanac

June 30, 2020(Tue.) - August 30, 2020(Sun.)
30th June – 30th August
1 Term:[Tue] 30th June - [Sun] 2nd August
2 Term:[Tue] 4th August - [Sun] 30th August
Every Monday
The following day if it is a national holiday. Open: Mon 24 Feb Closed: Tue 25 Feb
9:30-17:30(last admission 17:00)
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum


                                                                                                                                                                                      Chōyō, Chrysanthemum Festival (9th of 9th Month)
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Katsushika Hokusai, Kiku Jidō, (1term)

The special exhibition "The Great Edo Almanac" will be held from (Tue) 30th June to (Sun) 30th August. It was scheduled to be held from 21st April to 14th June, but we change the exhibition period, which will be held from 30th June to 30th August. If you have an advance ticket, you can use it from 30th June to 30th August, so please come and visit us.


 Exhibition Concept

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 through participating in similar annual events. In this exhibition, we focus on annual events in introducing the customs of the Edo period as Hokusai and his students depicted them. 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 events throughout the four seasons with Hokusai's works. A glorious almanac presenting the year in Edo awaits you.

 Exhibition Highlights!

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. Let’s explore events throughout the four seasons with Hokusai's works!


 List of Works

  The Great Edo Almanac

 Admission Fees

H.S / Univ. Students
65 and over
J.H.S Students
Disabled peoples
Elementary school students
  • Not available for advance tickets and group discounts.
  • 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.


  • 5-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station A3 exit.
  • 9-minute walk from JR Sobu Line Ryogoku Station East exit.
  • 5-minute by Sumida Loop Bus from the JR Sobu Line Kinshicho Station North exit. Get off at the “The Sumida Hokusai Museum (Tsugaruke kamiyasiki ato) Stop”.

        Access Map, here


 The Sumida Hokusai Museum measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19

●Requests of visitors for cooperation on COVID-19 infection prevention
1. We will carry out temperature measurements before entering the museum. Please refrain from visiting if you have a cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, etc.
2. Please disinfect your hands and fingers when entering the building. We have an alcohol disinfectant at the entrance of the building.
3. Please do not touch the display case in the exhibition room.
4. Please refrain from talking in the exhibition room.
5. You can touch by hand the touch screen panel and the wood-block printed books on the 4th floor AURORA (permanent exhibition room) and permanent exhibition room plus. Please disinfect your hands and fingers before and after viewing them.
6. Please wearing a mask.
7. Please cover your mouth with a mask, handkerchief, tissue, etc. when coughing or sneezing.
8. The passengers in the elevator are limited to 2 people. However, families and caregivers can use it together.

●Our efforts to prevent coronavirus infection.
1. The space used by customers has already been disinfected. Water and alcohol cannot be used in some of the display cases, the only dry wipe is carried out.
2. Handrails, elevator buttons, toilet-handle, and tap, are disinfected several times a day.
3. Our staff at the museum who come in contact with customers, wear masks.
4. We have installed a virus splash prevention panel at the reception/museum shop.
5. To keep a good environment in the building, we may restrict admission, and the staff speaks to the customer to call attention.
6. MARUGEN100 (lecture room) and Library: continuing to be closed.
7. We do not accept new reservations for the use of MARUGEN100 (lecture room) and group viewing.
*Please check the Sumida Hokusai Museum's official website for details before visiting. * For details, please check here.​