Hokusai – The Road to Mt. Fuji

2019, April 4th-May 26th
[1st Term] April 4th-29th  [2nd Term] May 3rd-26th
※Works change between two terms
 
Will be closed on April 8, 15, 22, 30~May 2, 7, 13, 20.

This year is the 170th anniversary since the death of Katsushika Hokusai (1760~1849) on April 18th, 1849. In commemoration, Ota Memorial Museum of Art will host “Hokusai – The Road to Mt. Fuji” to exhibit how Hokusai continued painting Mt. Fuji as his life-long project.

Katsushika Hokusai “View of Sensō-ji Temple”(2nd term)

An early work by Hokusai in his late 20’s.

Katsushika Hokusai “Hodogaya”(2nd term)

A series of works of the Tokaido road by Hokusai in his late 40’s.

His long artistic career before the birth of “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”

Hokusai continued printing landscape pictures over the 70 years of his career as an artist. We will present Hokusai’s long artistic journey which lead to the production of his representative works, “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” at the age of over 70. We will then explore Hokusai’s further ambitions after “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji”, which he pursued until his death at the age of 90.

Katsushika Hokusai “Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road : No. 14, Hara”(1st term)

A series of works of the Tokaido road by Hokusai when he was around 50. The Korean delegation looking at Mt. Fuji.

Katsushika Hokusai “Hokusai Manga” Volume 7(1st term)

Mt. Fuji by Hokusai when he was 58.

100 unique Mt. Fuji by Hokusai

This exhibition presents the development of Hokusai’s landscape pictures by chronologically introducing his works. Among the over 200 works exhibited are paintings of 100 different interpretations of Mt. Fuji through the eyes of the mastery of Hokusai.

Katsushika Hokusai “One Hundred Views of Mt. Fuji” Volume 2 : Mt. Fuji in the Sudden Shower(2nd term)

A work by Hokusai when he was 76.

Katsushika “HokusaiOne Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse : Yamabe no Akahito”(1st term)

A work by Hokusai when he was 76.

24 works from “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” will be printed in the Japanese passport

24 works from “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” will be printed in the Japanese passport

Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji : Mild Breeze on a Fine Day”(2nd term)

A work by Hokusai when he was 72.

Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji : Mild Breeze on a Fine Day”(1st term)

A work by Hokusai when he was 72.

Highlight of the exhibition

Katsushika Hokusai “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji : Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa”(1st term)

                         

“Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji” is the series of pictures of Mt. Fuji depicted from various places in Japan. It was published around 1831, when Hokusai was 72. Because of its extreme popularity, 10 pictures were added to the original 36 works. Among these 46 pictures, “Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa” is the most well-known. Hokusai beautifully captures the moment the big wave rises as high as a mountain just before collapsing. This powerful depiction of the wave could not have been achieved without Hokusai’s untiring observation of the movement of waves, represented throughout the works in this exhibition.

Admission
Adult 1000 yen
University and High school students 700 yen
Junior High School Students and below Free
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