Sumida Hokusai Museum

Katsushika Hokusai is a famous woodblock prints artist during Edo Era lived in 18th and 19th century.  He was born in Sumida-ku, Tokyo and stayed there almost all the time until he died.  Therefore, to commemorate this great artist, Sumida-ku built a museum dedicated to him.  Here is the website of the museum.

The museum has a large collection of Hokusai’s woodblock prints collected by a scholar Mr. Peter Morse.  He came to Japan in 1993 for the exhibition of Hokusai but he suddenly died in Tokyo.  In order to avoid scattering all these Peter Morse Collection, Sumida-ku inherited the collection from the bereaved family.

They have a permanent and special exhibition and it seems most of the prints exhibited in the permanent exhibition are replica while the special exhibition shows the real prints.

Even the replica looks great.

For More Information on Sumida Hokusai Museum

Address: 7-2 Kamezawa 2-chome, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

Opening Hours: 9:30am – 5:30pm (closed on Mondays and Dec. 29- Jan. 1)

Admission:
Permanent exhibition — Adults 400 yen, students over high school 300 yen
Special exhibition — admission varies.  The admission of the current exhibition is 1,000 yen for adults.

 

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