Experience a unique journey through Japan’s mountains with the Ukiyo-e Exhibition “Hokusai: Mountain Grandeur,” from June 20 – August 27, 2023, at Tokyo’s Sumida Hokusai Museum.
Renowned ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai’s depictions introduce attendees to mountain religions, alpine occupations, and tales of the supernatural.
Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) was a Japanese ukiyo-e painter and printmaker, best known for his woodblock print “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” However, he created numerous other works that contributed to his fame and legacy.
Some of his notable works include Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji: This is the series to which “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” belongs. It consists of 46 prints, depicting various views of Mount Fuji from different angles and settings.
One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji: Another series that focused on the iconic mountain, but this time exploring more imaginative and diverse depictions of Mount Fuji within various scenes.
This exhibition, celebrating the ties between people and mountains in Japan, showcases Hokusai’s diverse and captivating renderings of mountains. Highlights include ingenious representations of mountains across the country and the exploration of life in the mountains. The exhibit also unravels legends about mountains and the uncanny creatures believed to inhabit them.
Discover the artistry and mythology of Japan’s mountains with Hokusai’s fascinating works.
Ticket prices are ¥1,000 for adults, while pre-booking offers a 20% discount on the regular admission fee. For more information, visit the museum’s website here.
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📍 The Sumida Hokusai Museum, 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo 130-0014
20 June – 27 August 2023