Updated: October 18, 2017
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Perfect Guide To Sumida Hokusai Museum
A fan of the works of influential painter and woodblock print artist Katsushi Hokusai? You'll be glad to know that there's a museum dedicated to his works in Tokyo's Sumida Ward!
Sumida Hokusai Museum
This museum is situated in the Sumida Ward because Katsushika Hokusai was born in this ward around 1760. Striking an awe-inspiring figure, this museum comprises blocks that lean against each other with their smooth surfaces reflecting their surroundings. Truly an oasis of calm in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo!
Just Who Was Katsushika Hokusai?
A talented artist, Katsushika Hokusai specialized in ukiyo-e painting and printmaking. He catapulted to fame with his phenomenal series "The 36 Views of Mount Fuji" - that is how infectious his love for Mount Fuji was. Pay the Sumida Hokusai Museum and enjoy the privilege of viewing more than 1,800 of his works! Here are some famous works that you shouldn't miss:
1) The Great Wave Off Kanagawa
Showcasing the might of the ocean, this masterpiece is arguably the most famous work from "The 36 Views of Mount Fuji". It features the snow-capped Mount Fuji subtly because if you're not alert enough, you may actually mistake Mount Fuji for a cresting wave!
2) Red Fuji
Another well-known gem from "The 36 Views of Mount Fuji", "Red Fuji" features Mount Fuji in all her crimson glory.
3) Snow On The Sumida River
Aside from capturing the various facets of Mount Fuji, Katsushika Hokusai also lovingly depicted various seasonal highlights along the Sumida River. Case in point: Snow on the Sumida River which evokes a tranquil feel.
Raring to visit the Sumida Hokusai Museum? You will surely enjoy all its intriguing touches, including interactive touch screens, a life-sized model of Hokusai's studio and many more!
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