Kazuyo Sejima

Museum dedicated to woodcut artist Hokusai opens in Tokyo

A museum dedicated to Japanese woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai, creator of some of the most iconic art of the genre, opened Tuesday in the neighborhood he lived in some two centuries ago.

The Sumida Hokusai Museum , in Tokyo's Sumida ward, features Hokusai in its permanent and feature exhibitions, with works from the collections of Peter Morse, Muneshige Narasaki and Sumida ward itself. Hokusai was born in Sumida around 1760.

Hokusai's most famous work, "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" of the series "36 Views of Mount Fuji," is displayed here, along with other well-known pieces including "A Mild Breeze on a Fine Day."

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