Special exhibition Hokusai’s Historiographics: Japan Through the Ages

“How Did He Depict Them?”


We holding a special exhibition,

Hokusai’s Historiographics: Japan Through the Ages‐How Did He Depict Them?‐

from December 21st (Tue), 2021- February 27th (Sun), 2022


Exhibition Overview 

“How Did He Depict Them?”

You can have enjoyed Japanese history through the eyes of Hokusai in

the Sumida Hokusai Museum.


Japan’s history is the focus of this exhibition, explored through works depicting historical figures and events by Katsushika Hokusai, his students, and others. The main body of work concerns people and events taught, in Japan, in Japanese history class in high school, presented from the points of view that prevailed in those artists’ lifetimes. The exhibition begins with the Age of Myth and continues through the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1568-1600) and then to the Edo period (1603-1867), in which Hokusai lived. These works depicting historic phenomena also include polychrome prints by his students from the Meiji period (1868-1912). Murasaki Shikibu, Takeda Shingen—if you’ve heard a name with something to do with Japanese history, expect to see that person in these works. As you compare these depictions of historic figures with your images of them today, enjoy the experience of drawing closer to Hokusai’s world.  




Exhibition Composition 


 ● The Age of Myth

 ● Kofun and Asuka Periods, Mid 3rd century –  c. 645

 ● Nara Period,  710 – 784

 ● Heian Period, 794 – c. 1185

 ● Kamakura Period, Late 12th century – 1333

 ● Muromachi Period, 1336 – 1573

 ● Azuchi-Momoyama Period, 1568 – c. 1600

 ● Edo Period, 1603 – 1867

 ● Meiji Period, 1867 – 1912


Exhibition Overview

Exhibition title: Hokusai’s Historiographics Japan Through the Ages‐How Did He Depict Them?‐

Term: December 21st (Tue), 2021- February 27th (Sun), 2022

 1 term: December 21st (Tue), 2021- January 23th (Sun), 2022

 2 term: January 25th (Tue)- February 27th (Sun), 2022

Closed: Every Monday or the following day if it is a national holiday.

             New Year holidays (December 29th - January 1st)

* Open: January 2nd (Sun), January 3rd (Mon), January 10th (Mon/holiday)

* Close: January 4th (Tue), January 11th (Tue)

Hours: 9:30-17:30 (last admission 17:00)

Website: https://hokusai-museum.jp/hokusaidenihonshi/

Organizers: Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum












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