The Sumida Hokusai Museum: A Look at Japan’s Most Recognized Artist

Source: Tokyo Cheapo

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is probably Japan’s most instantly recognizable artist: pretty much everyone recognises Fine Wind Clear Morning.
Fine Wind, Clear Morning
And even if you don’t know what The Great Wave off Kanagawa is called, you’ve seen it.
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And more people than will admit to it know The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife by sight.
The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife
Hokusai is one of old Edo‘s most famous sons, but until pretty recently there was no museum in Tokyo dedicated to the master of ukiyo-e (Japanese wood block prints). The Sumida Hokusai Museum in the Tokyo suburb of Ryogoku (aka Tokyo’s Sumo Town) fills that gap.
Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect Kazuyo S

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