The Return of Hokusai

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隅田川両岸景色図巻
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隅田川両岸景色図巻
冨嶽三十六景 神奈川沖浪裏
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冨嶽三十六景 神奈川沖浪裏

Set to open on November 22, the Sumida Hokusai Museum in Ryogoku is dedicated entirely to Edo-era Sumida's most famous son. Head over to admire displays of woodblock print wizard Katsushika Hokusai's countless masterpieces and learn about Hokusai the man, his life in Sumida and what the city looked like back in the late Edo era. In celebration of the opening, the museum will be exhibiting the complete version of Hokusai's 'Sumidagawa Ryogan Keshiki Zukan', a highly detailed, 7m wide depiction of the landscape along the Sumida River from Ryogoku towards Sanya in the early 1800s. Acquired by the museum in 2015, this grand work was thought lost after having been auctioned in France in the early 20th century and was only rediscovered a few years ago. In addition to this highlight, 'The Return of Hokusai' includes around 120 other pieces, from some of the master's most iconic prints to hand-drawn originals.

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