Hokusai’s Paintings, with additional Woodblock Print and Shunga Masterpieces: Commemorating the 260th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth

April 5th (Sunday),2020~September 27th (Sunday),2020

2020 marks the 260th anniversary of the birth of the world-renown Edo period ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). When hearing his name, people usually first think of his landscape woodblock print series “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji,” as well as printed materials such as “Hokusai Manga”(Hokusai’s Sketches), a brush drawing manuals that influenced European artists. However, it appears that the outstanding original paintings (as opposed to prints) he enthusiastically worked on throughout his approximately seventy-year career are not very well-known.
This museum’s collection includes ten original paintings that span from when Hokusai was in his forties to his later years. These include “A Summer Morning” and “Night Attack at the Horikawa Residence,” some of his most famous works. This exhibition will approach this exceptional talent from a variety of angles. Not only will it bring together all of these works for the first time, it will also feature his major woodblock prints (“Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji") and woodblock print book (“Hokusai Manga”), as well as the art of Émile Gallé, a French glass artist who was influenced by Hokusai.
Original bijin-ga (beautiful women paintings) by other ukiyo-e artists will also be on special display. Visitors are invited to enjoy the fascinating world of ukiyo-e original paintings.

Introduces some of the artworks currently on display.

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Katsushika Hokusai

A Summer Morning

Edo period. Beginning of the 19th century
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Katsushika Hokusai

Beauty in Summer 【Private collection】

Edo period. Beginning of the 19th century
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Katsushika Hokusai

High-Ranking Courtesan

Edo period. First half of the 19th century
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Katsushika Hokusai

Night Attack at the Horikawa Residence

Edo period. First half of the 19th century
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Katsushika Hokusai

Raven in Snow

Edo peirod 1847 (Kōka 4)
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Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa ("Kanagawa-oki nami-ura"), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 【Exhibition period:4/5~6/1】

Edo period 1831-33 (Tenpō 2-4) 
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Katsushika Hokusai

Mild Breeze on a Fine Day ("Gaifū kaisei"), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 【Exhibition period:6/2~7/31】

Edo period 1831-33 (Tenpō 2-4)
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Katsushika Hokusai

Rainstorm beneath the Summit ("Sanka haku-u"), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 【Exhibition period:8/1~9/27】

Edo period 1831-33 (Tenpō 2-4)
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Kitagawa Utamaro

Fukagawa in the Snow

Edo period,ca. 1802 - 06 (Kyowa 2 - Bunka 3)
Next Exhibition

Jakuchū, the Playful Painter
― also featuring Kōrin, Ōkyo, Shōhaku, and others ― Commemorating the 220th anniversary of the artist’s death

October 4th (Sunday),2020~March 28th (Sunday),2021

Permanent Collection