Visual Magic: Exhibition of Masterpieces from Hokusai Museum, Obuse, Commemorating the 170th Anniversary of Hokusai’s Death

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Visual Magic: Exhibition of Masterpieces from Hokusai Museum, Obuse, Commemorating the 170th Anniversary of Hokusai’s Death

November 19, 2019(Tue.) - January 19, 2020(Sun.)
To commemorate the 170th anniversary of Katsushika Hokusai’s death, our museum and Hokusai Museum, Obuse have joined together to organize a pair of exchange exhibitions. Hokusai Museum, Obuse is located in Obuse in Nagano Prefecture, a place that Hokusai visited during his later years. The theme of the Sumida Hokusai Museum is “Visual Magic”. It probes the astonishing appeal we find in Hokusai’s works when we realize that he does not depict his subjects simply as they are, but manages to add unnatural structural elements, without making the resulting work appear unnatural. This exhibition is thus a rare opportunity to see nearly 120 works from Hokusai Museum, Obuse collection on display elsewhere than in that museum. The works on display include brush-drawing paintings from Hokusai’s early to his late periods as well as his iconic Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and other polychrome prints. We hope that you will take this opportunity to enjoy them at the Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo.
19 November - 19 January
1 Term
[Tue] 19 November – [Sun] 15 December
2 Term
[Tue] 17 December – [Sun] 19 January
9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)
Every Monday
The following day if it is a national holiday.
Open: Mon 13 Jan Closed: Tue 14 Jan 2020
Year end and New Year holidays (Sun 29 Dec- Wed 1 Jan 2020)
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum
Hokusai Museum, Obuse


Tokyo, Japan…The Sumida Hokusai Museum will hold a special exhibition to commemorate the 170th anniversary of Hokusai's death, on view from 10 September to 4 November 2019.

The Mogi-Honke Museum of Art opened in Noda, Chiba prefecture, in 2006, to exhibit the works of art collected by Mogi Shichizaemon, a twelfth-generation descendent of the Mogi honke (main line), who were among of the founders of Kikkoman Corporation.

The exhibition will display about one hundred works related to Hokusai. They will include famous series from its collection, including Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, A Tour of the Waterfalls in Various Provinces, and Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces, a sculpture of Hokusai by the sculptor Yabuuchi Satoshi, and rare privately commissioned prints by Hokusai’s students being exhibited in Japan for the first time.

It will be the first opportunity to present a thorough introduction to this collection outside the museum itself.


    Adults  H.S.Univ.Students   65 and over   J.H.S.Students   Disabled peoples 
 Invividual   ¥1,200     ¥900   ¥900    ¥400    ¥400
   Group  ¥960    ¥720   ¥720    ¥320    ¥320

*Group admission applies to 20 or more paying adults.
*Students in elementary school and younger are admitted free of charge
*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 room including AURORA (Permanent exhibition room), too

Special discount service with 20% discount on admissinon fee!  

★SPECIAL1 _ Discount by NAME of “Nagano” or “Obuse”.
If your name includes “Nagano” or “Obuse” you can enjoy this special discount. *“Naga“and “Obu” is OK. 

★SPECIAL2 _ Discount by AREA where you live at “Nagano”
Hokusai Museum, Obuse located in Nagano Prefecture, so if you are living Nagano Prefecture, you can enjoy this special discount.

★SPECIAL3 _ Discount by ITEMS of “Dragon”. 
if you come to this museum wearing  “Dragon items ”, you can enjoy this special discount. 
* Target: People who wear Dragon design or items when purchasing tickets at the 1st floor reception counter. 

★SPECIAL4 _ Discounts by Birthday Month 
You can enjoy this special discount if your birthday is this month. 

 * These service can only be used by the person himself.
 * Cannot be combined with other discounts. 
 * ID must be required.