The Hokusai-kan Museum

Hokusai Katsushika was a master of Ukiyo-e, a Japanese genre of painting and woodblock printing that flourished between the late 17th and late 19th centuries.The word “ukiyo” means “this world” or “the present world.” Ukiyoe is an artform featuring depictions of the everyday themes preferred by ordinary people, including scenes of daily life in cities and towns, beautiful women, and travel landscapes. Hokusai’s famous Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji series was one of these. It includes the renowned painting of the Great Wave off Kanagawa. This Japanese aesthetic, and Hokusai’s work, in particular, influenced Western artists like Monet and Van Gogh.

Experience content - Master Collection of theUkiyo-e Master, Hokusai- When imagining Japanese woodblock prints, most people conjure up images of the complex yet fascinating “Great Wave of Kanagawa”, or the “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” including prints of a red Mt. Fuji. Both of these masterpiece works were done by the artist known as Hokusai (1760 - 1849).
Price Adult 1,000Yen
Publication time Opening Hours Open 9:00–17:00 (–18:00 July, August ). Closed 31 Dec.
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Traffic access By Train:12 min 850 m / walk from Obuse Station (Nagano Dentetsu Nagano Line)
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