The Impact of Hokusai’s Great Wave : Under the Wave off Kanagawa —Tracing Its Origins and Trajectory-

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The Impact of Hokusai’s Great Wave : Under the Wave off Kanagawa —Tracing Its Origins and Trajectory-

June 18, 2024(Tue.) - August 25, 2024(Sun.)
Japanese banknotes will be redesigned in July 2024 with Hokusai's the "Great Wave" design. To commemorate the adoption of the new banknotes, we will trace the background behind the creation of "Under the Wave off Kanagawa from the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji'' and the various ways in which its design has been used. And this exhibition will introduce the impact and spread of the worldwide popularity of the "Great Wave," as it is also called.
June 18 - August 25, 2024
1st term: Jun 18 - Jul 21, 2024
2nd term: Jul 23 - Aug 25, 2024
(Except Jul 16,Aug 13)
(Except Jul.15, Aug.12)
*If Monday is a holiday, open Monday and closed the following Tuesday.
9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)
Exhibition room
3rd floor Special Exhibition Room,
and 4th floor Special Exhibition Room
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Katsushika Hokusai
Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from the series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji
The Sumida Hokusai Museum (all term)*
*This work will be replaced different print on the same work during period.

Katsushika Hokusai
Honmoku off the Coast of Kanagawa
The Sumida Hokusai Museum (1st term)


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

Admission Fees

65 and over
J.H.S. students
Disabled Peoples
Children in primary school
 and younger

The online ticket for a specified date and time is also available in advance. With the ticket, you can enter the museum without lining up at the ticket counter.
Please note that the online tickets are limited in number.
 Online Ticket Purchasing Site

  • 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), too.