Hokusai’s Historiographics

Dec 21, 2021 at 12:00am ~ Feb 27, 2022 at 11:59pm

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 ー 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.

Admission: 9:30am – 5:30pm (last admission: 5pm)

Fees: Adults ¥1,000, H.S./Uni students/65 and over ¥700, J.H.S. students/disabled people ¥300, E.S. students Free



Start: Dec 21st 2021 at 12:00am

End: Feb 27th 2022 at 11:59pm