An exhibition of works related to mountains drawn by Hokusai is now being held! If you are interested in Katsushika Hokusai, please visit!

The special exhibition “Hokusai Great Mountains” is being held at the Sumida Hokusai Museum in Tokyo until August 27th (Sun).

Focusing on works depicting the mountains of Japan, including Mt. Fuji

Fuji, the highest peak in Japan and an object of worship since ancient times. It has been used many times as the subject of art works such as ukiyo-e, and has also had an impact on Western art. Mt. Fuji, which has been highly acclaimed for its cultural aspects over the years, was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2013 and will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2023.

Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt.

Katsushika Hokusai painted not only the world-famous Mt. Fuji, but also various mountains in various parts of the Japanese archipelago, such as Tempozan, an artificial mountain in Osaka that is listed as one of the 100 famous mountains. The background of Hokusai’s work is related to the deep connection between Japanese people and mountains, who have climbed mountains for their faith and livelihood since ancient times.

Katsushika Hokusai “Strange view of famous bridges in various countries, Mt.

In the special exhibition “Hokusai Great Mountains”, we will introduce things related to mountains such as mountain beliefs, occupations, legends and ghost stories through Hokusai’s paintings of mountains such as “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”. While exploring the inseparable and powerful relationship between the Japanese people and the mountains, we will explore Hokusai’s diverse representations of the mountains and their appeal.

Katsushika Hokusai “Hyakunin Isshu Uhaka Etoki Genso Yu Ason” Collection of Sumida Hokusai Museum (2nd term)


Exhibition “Hokusai Great Mountain”

【Exhibition Period】 June 20th (Tuesday) to August 27th (Sunday), 2023
[1st term: June 20th (Tue) – July 23rd (Sun) / 2nd term: July 25th (Tue) – August 27th (Sun)]
【Venue】 Sumida Hokusai Museum
【Address】 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida Ward, Tokyo
【Hour】 9:30-17:30 (admission until 17:00)
【Closed】 Monday *Open on July 17 (Mon/holiday), closed on July 18 (Tue).
【Admission Fee】 General 1,000 yen, high school and university students 700 yen, 65 and over 700 yen, junior high school students 300 yen, people with disabilities 300 yen, elementary school students and younger free
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