Hokusai: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji & Thirty-six Views of the Eiffel Tower

世界が絶賛した浮世絵師 北斎展 ~冨嶽三十六景・エッフェル塔三十六景の共演~
世界が絶賛した浮世絵師 北斎展 ~冨嶽三十六景・エッフェル塔三十六景の共演~
世界が絶賛した浮世絵師 北斎展 ~冨嶽三十六景・エッフェル塔三十六景の共演~

Ukiyo-e master Katsushika Hokusai is most famous for the 'Thirty-six Views of Mt Fuji' landscape series, but Edo-era Sumida's favourite son first made his name overseas with the 15-volume 'Hokusai Manga', an extensive compilation of sketches first printed in 1814. Nothing like modern-day Japanese comics, Hokusai's manga is a detailed, almost scientific look at subjects ranging from animals and plants to architecture and everyday scenes. At the Parco Museum, outtakes from it are exhibited alongside the abovementioned Fuji prints and other iconic Hokusai pieces, which can be compared to French post-Impressionist Henri Rivière's 'Thirty-six Views of the Eiffel Tower' – a work with obvious ukiyo-e influences.