Our Finest New Acquisitions: A Select 50, Chosen by Our Curators

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Our Finest New Acquisitions: A Select 50, Chosen by Our Curators

September 15, 2020(Tue.) - November 8, 2020(Sun.)
15th Sep -8th Nov
1 Term:[Tue] 15th September – [Sun] 11th October
2 Term:[Tue] 13th October – [Sun] 8th November
9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)
Closed: Every Monday or the following day if it is a national holiday.
*Open: September 21 (Monday) Holiday: September 23 (Wed)
Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum

 Exhibition Concept

Since 1989, Sumida City, Tokyo, has been collecting a wide range of works related to Hokusai and his pupils. The collection is now quite varied, ranging from Hokusai’s iconic Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series to rare brush-drawn paintings, unique items that only The Sumida Hokusai Museum owns. This exhibition displays fifty works that our curators have chosen from among the brush-drawn paintings, prints, and woodblock-printed books acquired since the our museum opened in 2016. Many are being exhibited for the first time. We hope that the exhibition will be an opportunity to experience anew Hokusai’s fascination and his impact. Please enjoy these masterworks by Hokusai and his pupils.

 Exhibition Highlights!

 List of Works

  Our Finest New Acquisitions: A Select 50, Chosen by Our Curators

Admission Fees

H.S / Univ. Students
65 and over
J.H.S Students
Disabled peoples
Elementary school students
  • Not available for advance tickets and group discounts.
  • 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.


  • 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”.

        Access Map, here



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

>Requests of visitors for cooperation on COVID-19 infection prevention
1. We will carry out temperature measurements before entering the museum. Please refrain from visiting if you have a cough, sore throat, fever, fatigue, etc.
2. Please disinfect your hands and fingers when entering the building. We have an alcohol disinfectant at the entrance of the building.
3. Please do not touch the display case in the exhibition room.
4. Please refrain from talking in the exhibition room.
5. You can touch by hand the touch screen panel and the wood-block printed books on the 4th floor AURORA (permanent exhibition room) and permanent exhibition room plus. Please disinfect your hands and fingers before and after viewing them.
6. Please wearing a mask.
7. Please cover your mouth with a mask, handkerchief, tissue, etc. when coughing or sneezing.
8. The passengers in the elevator are limited to 2 people. However, families and caregivers can use it together.

>Our efforts to prevent coronavirus infection.
1. The space used by customers has already been disinfected. Water and alcohol cannot be used in some of the display cases, the only dry wipe is carried out.
2. Handrails, elevator buttons, toilet-handle, and tap, are disinfected several times a day.
3. Our staff at the museum who come in contact with customers, wear masks.
4. We have installed a virus splash prevention panel at the reception/museum shop.
5. To keep a good environment in the building, we may restrict admission, and the staff speaks to the customer to call attention.
6. MARUGEN100 (lecture room) and Library: continuing to be closed.
7. We do not accept new reservations for the use of MARUGEN100 (lecture room) and group viewing.

*Please check the Sumida Hokusai Museum's official website for details before visiting.* For details, please check here.​