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Introducing Hokusai’s Masterpieces: On Display at Sumida Hokusai Museum

Getting the lowdown from Sumida Hokusai Museum’s Curator

2017.04.17

 

The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō

Hokusai is well known for being one of the greatest Uki-yo e artists.

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We talked the newly opened Sumida Hokusai Museum of Art’s curator Maho Yamanari about this piece.

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Here we see a bird’s eye view image. Even before the most famous work was created, the theme of the 53 Stations was the subject of many art pieces.

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Hokusai’s work were often of a relatively small scale, making them easy to consume for everyday people. Mrs Yamanari thinks this may have contributed to his popularity.

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The Sumida Hokusai Museum is hosting a display of 6 of the 7 major pieces until June.


 

For those of you into Uki-yo e, or just art in general, this is a definite recommend.