Hokusai‐Floral Glory


The Sumida Hokusai Museum


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The flowers of the four seasons at their finest! 

You will enjoy, through these depictions of flowers, experiencing this culture of the floral delight of Hokusai in the Sumida Hokusai Museum.


Flowers, beloved since the dawn of human history, have been the chosen subjects of countless paintings. This exhibition presents a superb selection of them, about a hundred works depicting flowers — cherry blossoms, of course, and many others — by Hokusai and his students. Flowers enjoyed in blossom-viewing parties, flowers that figured in familiar stories, flowers as designs applied to kimono or tools and equipment of many sorts: this exhibition introduces works with flowers that are a beloved part of every aspect of life. Through these depictions of flowers, you will enjoy, we hope, experiencing this culture of floral delight.


Exhibition Composition


Spring Is Sprung: Early Spring Flowers

This legendary character is usually associated with cherry blossoms, but here the artist has depicted plum blossoms. The uguisu (bush warbler) at the upper right seems to be staring downwards, as though waiting for the flowers to bloom.


Sonsai Kōitsu, The Old Man Who Makes Flowers Bloom, The Sumida Hokusai Museum (1st term)


Cherry Blossoms: Spring in Full Bloom

After planting cherry trees there began in earnest in the Kyōhō era (1716-36), it became one of the finest cherry-blossom-viewing spots in Edo. Its setting, Gotenyama, is in today’s Kita Shinagawa, Shinagawa City, Tokyo. This print is one from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, ōban nishiki-e depicting the mountain from many locations.


Katsushika Hokusai, Mount Fuji from Gotenyama at Shinagawa on the Tōkaidō Road, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, The Sumida Hokusai Museum (1st term)


Floral Designs Adorning Daily Life

This book brings together Hokusai’s designs for kimono with the small, detailed motifs known as komon. In each, combinations of the crane and flowers are turned into designs. The narcissus version, however, differs from the others in the realistic depiction of its flower and leaves.


Katsushika Hokusai, A Book of New Patterns, The Sumida Hokusai Museum (All term)


Exhibition Overview

Hokusai‐Floral Glory

Term: March 15th (Tue) -May 22nd (Sun), 2022

First-term: March 15th to April 17th

Second-term: April 19th to May 22nd

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

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

* Open: March 21st (Mon / holiday),

* Closed: March 22nd (Tue)

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

Organizers: Sumida City, The Sumida Hokusai Museum


The Sumida Hokusai Museum

Address:2-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida-ku,Tokyo,130-0014


web site: https://hokusai-museum.jp/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HokusaiMuseum

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Access :

*5-minute walk from the Toei Oedo Line Ryogoku Station A3 exit

*9-minute walk from JR Sobu Line Ryogoku Station East exit

*5-minute by Sumida Loop Bus from the JR Sobu Line Kinshicho Station North exit



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The Old Man Who Makes Flowers Bloom_The Sumida Hokusai Museum.

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Mount Fuji from Gotenyama _ The Sumida Hokusai Museum

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A Book of New Patterns_The Sumida Hokusai Museum

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