Dec 14
Feb 25 2024

Hokusai and the Samurai World Exhibition

9:30am – 5:30pm
¥1,200 (on the door)

Hokusai is one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e (traditional Japanese woodblock print) artists. He is most known for the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and his iconic artwork The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

Those interested in Hokusai’s work and Japanese history should visit this special exhibition: Hokusai and the Samurai World.

What happens?

As the name suggests, this exhibition includes artwork that depicts samurai in the Edo period. Many of the paintings show Hokusai’s portrayal of battles from history and tales as well as famous samurai.

Photo by Owashi Yosuke

Exhibition-goers also get to see some special artifacts — one of these is a tachi, a type of long sword.

Photo by Owashi Yosuke

On top of all of this, those visiting will have a rare opportunity to see Hokusai’s most famous painting The Great Wave off Kanagawa up close.


Admission costs ¥1,200 for adults, ¥900 for seniors and high school students, and ¥400 for junior high students and visitors with disabilities. Elementary school students can enter for free.

Tickets can be bought on the day at the Sumida Hokusai Museum.

Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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