Hokusai: Mountain Grandeur

  • Exhibition
  • Advance Notice

Hokusai: Mountain Grandeur

June 20, 2023(Tue.) - August 27, 2023(Sun.)
Hokusai depicted a variety of mountains. This exhibition through Hokusai’s works of mountains, introduce mountain religions, alpine occupations, legends, and tales of the supernatural, as they examine the ties between people and mountains in Japan.
June 20 - August 27, 2023
1st term: Jun 20 - Jul 23
2nd term: Jul 25 - Aug 27
Tuesday-Sunday(Except Tue, Jul 18 )
Mon / holiday, Jul 17
9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)
Mondays (Except Mon / holiday, Jul 17)
Tue, Jul 18
*If Monday is a national holiday or a substitute holiday, open Monday and closed the following Tuesday.
Exhibition room
3rd floor exhibition room
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Exhibition Overview 

Hokusai depicted mountains throughout Japan, from Mount Fuji, now a worldwide treasure, to the hundred famous peaks, still popular today, and even to Mount Tempō, an artificial mountain built in Osaka in Hokusai’s day.  The context behind Hokusai’s alpine work was the deep connection, dating from long before modern mountaineering began, between the people of Japan and its mountains, which they climbed as an act of religious faith or to make their livings. Through Hokusai’s depictions of mountains, we introduce mountain religions, alpine occupations, legends, and tales of the supernatural.  As we examine the ties between Japan’s people and its mountains, we also explore Hokusai’s diverse, and fascinating, renderings of mountains.  


Exhibition Composition 

  •  Prologue (The Trailhead): The Japanese and Mountains
  •  First Station: From Mount Fuji to Mere Hills—Hokusai Depicts Mountains of All Sorts
  •  Second Station: Life in the Mountains
  •  Third Station: Mountains and Legends—Weird Mountain Creatures

Exhibition Highlights


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.


 Advance Tickets
    20% discount on the regular admission fee. *These tickets are limited time sale. Please check the sales period.
 Sales Period
  Tuesday, March 14 to Monday, June 19, 2023
  !About advance sale ends day,
        Tickets will be on sale until Sunday, June 18 at the Sumida Hokusai Museum. Since the museum is closed on Monday, June 19.
 Ticket Counter 
 ・Entrance reception on the first floor of the Sumida Hokusai Museum ( from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on days the museum is open.)
 ・Ryogoku Tourist Information Center: https://visit-sumida.jp/spot/6196/
After the advance tickets purchase period
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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 Visitor Guidelines: Health and Safety During Your Visit for Keeping us All Safe 
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