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Special Exhibition “Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderland”

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Special Exhibition "Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderland"

Various water landscapes drawn by Hokusai’s outstanding technique

At the Sumida Hokusai Museum, the exhibition “Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderland” will be held from April 24 to June 10, 2018.
Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, is an iconic work known and loved the world around as The Great Wave. Hokusai’s depiction of that dynamic wave is, moreover, only one of his many works addressing the many faces of water. Portraying water, the shape-changer, is not simple, but Hokusai was able to capture its elusively decisive moments. His many works expressing the lively, fleeting movements of water speak of his acute powers of observation and his mastery of a broad range of painting techniques. What also enabled him to work in this way was his experience of residing in the Sumida area, with all its rivers and canals, and observing the flow, the rise and fall of the Sumida River and other watercourses day by day.
Under the Wave off Kanagawa, from Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji will be on view throughout the exhibition period. The prints in his A Tour of the Waterfalls in Various Provinces, a thematic series of waterfalls throughout Japan, will be split between the first and second halves of the exhibition period.


Event Name Special Exhibition “Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderland”
Venue The Sumida Hokusai Museum
Dates April 24, 2018 – June 10, 2018
Note Some works will be changed in the previous term and the late term.
1 term:April 24 – May 20
2 term:May 22 – June 10
Open Hours 9:30 – 17:30
*Last admission is until 30 minutes before closing.
Admission Adults : 1,000 yen
High school and university students : 700 yen
Junior High school students : 300 yen
Seniors (65 and over) : 700 yen
Disabled peoples : 300 yen
*Students in elementary school and younger are admitted free of charge.
*Junior high, high school, and university students (including technical college, vocational school, and special training college students) will be requested to show student ID.
*Adults 65 and over will be requested to show a document verifying age.
*Persons with a certificate such as the following plus one accompanying person are admitted free of charge: physical disability, intellectual disability, rehabilitation, mentally handicapped health and welfare, atomic bomb victim health notebook, etc. (Please show your certificate at time of admission.)
Address 2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku, Tokyo

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