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Walking on “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” in Hokusai’s works

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Source: The Sumida Hokusai Museum

The first show of masterpieces! “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” that was drawn 30 years earlier than Hiroshige

Speaking of “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido”, the work drawn by Utagawa Hiroshige is very famous, but Katsushika Hokusai also drawn the “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” series about 30 years ago from Hiroshige. The number of works was surprisingly high among the painters of those days, which shows that his work was popular.

東海道シリーズ「春興五十三駄之内 日本橋」 *Exhibited in the previous term

While Hiroshige’s “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” was drawn mainly on landscapes, Hokusai’s works painted a lot of customs of each land on a small-sized screen.

This exhibition introduces Hokusai’s “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” at various angles.

「五十三次江都の往かい 袋井」 *Exhibited in the latter term

「東海道名所一覧」 *Exhibited in the previous term


Event Name Walking on “Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido” in Hokusai’s works
Venue The Sumida Hokusai Museum
Dates April 18, 2017 – June 11, 2017
Note In order to protect works, some works of the exhibition will be changed in the previous term and the latter term.
Previous term : April 18 to May 14
Latter term : May 16 to June 11
【Closed】 Mondays
*If Monday is a holiday or substitute holiday the next weekday.
Open Hours 9:30 – 17:30
*Last admission is until 30 minutes before closing.
Admission Adults : 1,000 yen
High school, university, and vocational school students : 700 yen
Junior High school students : 300 yen
Seniors (age 65 and above) : 700 yen
*Students must present their student ID.
*Seniors must present a document that proves their age (e.g.: health insurance card or driver’s license).
Address 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5777-8600

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