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The Sumida Hokusai Museum aims to share its passion for Hokusai with the rest of the world. Discover one of the world’s most famous artists and his ukiyo-e masterpieces, including lost renovated works, a reconstruction of his studio, and the...more
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I had already seen the Edo Tokyo Museum during a past visit and kept this day to spend at the Hokusai Museum. There is much to learn about Hokusai but what made this special exhibit enjoyable was it covered a particular theme in his woodblock...More
We found the content here underwhelming, as we saw the Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum last year. If you didn’t see that, then this is worth a visit and would score higher, but if you did see that exhibition, then I wouldn’t bother making...More
This fairly new museum is situated close to the Edo Tokyo Museum and readily accessible by train/metro. This museum is a must see for anyone who is into Japanese art. We perused the small room on the 4th floor (permanent exhibit) much longer than anticipated,...More
I’ve been a fan of Hokusai for a long time, so this museum was really a treat for me and i think it can be for anyone for whom the mastery of ukiyo-e represents a higher form of magic.
It’s a small museum, but nonetheless...More
A real gem in the middle of Sumida... We were taken here by my dad who said my grandmother had wanted to go for a while. It was a very modern building, light and airy with extremely efficient and friendly staff. The exhibits really are...More
A small and cosy museum dedicated to the woodblock master Hokusai.
Small exhibits but great quality and display.
For fans of Japanese wood block prints who have seen collections in Honolulu and in Europe this is the home base of the master himself.
We caught the train to visit the museum and what an amazing place it is. The building is so modern and art in itself. The art and history are covered in detail. Well worth a visit even if you are not into art and wood...More
Whilst staying in Tokyo and after visiting the EDO - Tokyo Museum we discovered nearby this new building devoted to Hokusai the acclaimed and influential 17th Century Artist . It has only been open a year or so and as a result it isn’t in...More