The Hokusai Bird Park

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The Hokusai Bird Park

March 14, 2023(Tue.) - May 21, 2023(Sun.)
This exhibition provides an opportunity to appreciate the many birds that Hokusai and his students depicted and the avian designs they created. Imagine yourself in a bird park as you experience close at hand these creatures’ beauty and the superb artistry deployed in creating these works.
March 14 - May 21, 2023
1st term: Mar 14 - Apr 16
2nd term: Apr 18 - May 21
9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)
Exhibition room
3rd floor exhibition room
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Exhibition Overview 

Bird lovers abound today. And the roots of the Japanese love of birds run deep: bird-shaped ceramics have been discovered dating from the Jōmon period (11,000 to 400 BCE)! When the Manyōshū, Japan’s first poetry anthology, was being compiled in the seventh and eighth centuries, birds were used to communicate both seasons and emotions. Hokusai himself continued that tradition, creating many works that depict birds. His superb painting skills earned his avian works acclaim and contributed to the establishment of the bird-and-flower painting genre in nishiki-e polychrome prints. Exhibition also focuses on the use of birds as stage design elements and contributors to performances. These avian props help us decipher the feelings of the people present as well as to infer the season and place in question.

Exhibition Highlights

*Some exhibits will be changed during the exhibition period. *Unauthorized reproduction or diversion of work-images is forbidden

List of Works

List of Works_The Hokusai Bird Park

Admission Fees

Aged 65 or above
J.H.S. student
 Visitors with disabilities 
E.S. student
  • Reservations for groups are not being accepted for the time being.
  • 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 at a discount 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 allows you to see AURORA (Permanent Exhibition Room) and Exhibition Plus Room, too.


No reservations are required to view the exhibition. Same-day tickets can be obtained in person at the ticket counter on the first floor of the museum on the day of the 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”. 

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