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Updated: October 1, 2019

The Sumida Hokusai Museum すみだ北斎美術館

2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida City, Tokyo

See artwork by one of Japan's most respected artists

This museum is dedicated to famed artist Katsushika Hokusai. It opened in 2016 in Sumida City, where Hokusai was born and spent most of his life. Hokusai's art is in the style of ukiyo-e, a Japanese genre of art that translates to "pictures of the floating world." These woodblock prints and paintings focus on distinct aspects of Japanese culture. Hokusai is most famous for his print known as "Under the Wave off Kanagawa," from the series "Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji."

The museum contains a permanent exhibition featuring high-resolution replicas of Hokusai's art with touch panels and multilingual information about his life and work. Hokusai's original art can be seen in the museum's special planning exhibitions that change throughout the year. The four-storey museum is a piece of art in itself, a remarkable example of modern architecture designed by famed Japanese architect Sejima Kazuyo. It also features a museum shop and a library offering books on Japanese art especially ukiyo-e.

How to Get There

  • Ryogoku StationOedo Line5 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • 9:30-17:30
    TuesdaysWednesdaysThursdaysFridaysSaturdaysSundays

Price

General admission: 400 yen

Facility Info

  • RestroomsWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingAutomatic doorsElevatorMulti-purpose toilet

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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