Hokusai Humor: Sowing Seeds of Smiles

  • Exhibition
  • Advance Notice

Hokusai Humor: Sowing Seeds of Smiles

September 20, 2023(Wed.) - November 26, 2023(Sun.)
Hokusai and his students incorporated depictions of "laughter" into many of their works, each facial expression is beautifully depicted in its own unique.
This exhibition introduces a variety of "laughter" depicted by Hokusai and his students, such as depictions of smiling faces and humorous expressions.
September 20 - November 26, 2023
9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)
*Or 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
Katsushika Hokusai,
 Cartoons of Riddle,
The Sumida Hokusai Museum
*Unauthorized reproduction or diversion of work-images is forbidden.
*Some exhibits will be changed during the exhibition period.

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.


     Access Map...here
  • 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”. 

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

 Visitor Guidelines: Health and Safety During Your Visit for Keeping us All Safe 
 All visitors are required to...here.​
 Please check The Sumida Hokusai Museum's official website for details before visiting.