The Sumida Hokusai Museum - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for The Sumida Hokusai Museum. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderworld

    Phantasmagoric! Hokusai’s Water Wonderworld

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    • Media: Prints - Workshops - Talks
    • 2018-04-24 - 2018-06-10

    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...More »

  • poster for Hokusai Beauty - The Brilliant Women of Edo

    Hokusai Beauty - The Brilliant Women of Edo

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2018-02-14 - 2018-04-08

    Hokusai is known for the many stylistic transformations he achieved in his seventy-year career, including the distinctive styles he developed for depicting beautiful women known as “bijin” (beauties)....More »

  • poster for “Celebrating Our First Birthday: Happy Hokusai – Good Fortune from A to Z”

    “Celebrating Our First Birthday: Happy Hokusai – Good Fortune from A to Z”

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    • Media: Painting - Prints - Party - Workshops
    • 2017-11-21 - 2018-01-21

    In Hokusai’s day, it was customary to welcome the gods at New Year’s and other turning points in the year, to give thanks and to pray for good health, tranquility, and bountiful harvests. Edo-period people...More »

  • poster for “Sejima Kazuyo SANAA × Hokusai”

    “Sejima Kazuyo SANAA × Hokusai”

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    • Media: Drawing - Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2017-10-31 - 2017-11-12

    One characteristic of Sumida Hokusai Museum, which is dedicated to the works of Ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai, it its ultramodern architecture. The building was designed by Sejima Kazuyo, one of the...More »

  • poster for Performer ☆ Hokusai -Electrifying Edo and Nagoya-

    Performer ☆ Hokusai -Electrifying Edo and Nagoya-

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    • Media: Painting - Manga - Nihonga
    • 2017-09-09 - 2017-10-22

    Two hundred years ago, in 1817, ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) executed a work of performance art, painting a huge portrait of the founder of Zen Buddhism, the Bodhidharma, that was about...More »

  • poster for Hokusai and Mount Fuji: “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” and “One hundred Views of Mount Fuji”

    Hokusai and Mount Fuji: “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” and “One hundred Views of Mount Fuji”

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2017-06-27 - 2017-08-20

    Katsushika Hokusai is known best for his masterpiece “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” and it is often works from this that come to mind upon hearing his name. In it, Japan’s beloved Mount Fuji can see...More »

  • poster for Supporters of Sumida Hokusai Museum: The Collections of Peter Morse and Muneshige Narazaki

    Supporters of Sumida Hokusai Museum: The Collections of Peter Morse and Muneshige Narazaki

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    • Media: Painting - Nihonga - Prints
    • 2017-02-04 - 2017-04-02

    The activities of any museum function around its collection, which plays a fundamental role. In addition to the artworks in the care of Sumida Ward in Tokyo, there are two private collections owned by...More »

  • poster for The Return of Hokusai

    The Return of Hokusai

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    • Media: Nihonga - Prints
    • 2016-11-22 - 2017-01-15

    The world-famous Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was born in Tokyo’s Sumida Ward and spent nearly all of his 90 years here producing his iconic works. This exhibition celebrates Hokusai’s...More »

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