Sumida Hokusai Museum: Enjoy Ukiyo-e Art in Tokyo!
Sumida Hokusai Museum: See the masterpieces of Katsushika Hokusai in Tokyo!
Sumida Hokusai Museum (すみだ北斎美術館) is a museum dedicated to artworks of the famous Japanese “Ukiyoe” painter/printmaker, Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎) from Edo period. The museum opened in November 2016.
Hokusai is one of the greatest painters in Japan and many of his artworks can be recognised even internationally. The permanent exhibition of the musum displays numbers of full-scale high-definition replica of his legendary masterpieces such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Fine Wind, Clear Morning, both from the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji collection.
Sumida Hokusai Museum also features the history about Hokusai and his birthplace, Sumida ward, Tokyo, explaining how he lived and his artworks were created. There are also temporary exhibitions held often that displays special artworks of Hokusai. (additional admission fee required)
If you are a fan of Ukiyo-e painting or Hokusai himself, you can find many related products sold at the shop inside the museum, too! FYI, the shop can be entered by any visitors even for those who are not going to see the exhibition.
The museum is located in Ryogoku area, Sumida Ward, Tokyo. Ryogoku is known as the Mecca of Sumo wrestlers, and numbers of Sumo stables (the practice house) are located in this area. Sumo morning practice watching is today one of the top activities in Tokyo. There are also several tourist attractions nearby such as Edo-Tokyo museum, Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, and easy to access to Asakusa area and Tokyo Skytree.
Here are some of interesting tourist attractions nearby!