Sumida Hokusai Museum, Dedicated to 'The Great Wave' Artist, Opens in Japan

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    The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

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Curbed reports that a stunning new museum designed by Kazuyo Sejima—half of the Pritzker Prize-winning firm SANAA—opened in Tokyo, Japan last November.

The Sumida Hokusai Museum was established to highlight the work of Katsushika Hokusai, a world-renowned ukiyo-e woodblock painter who was born in Japan in 1760 and spent most of his 90 years living in Tokyo’s Sumida ward, according to Curbed.

The museum's website describes its focus:

In honor of this outstanding artist whom many local citizens are truly proud of, the Sumida Ward opened the Sumida Hokusai Museum on November 22, 2016 as a base to invigorate the local community and contribute to the region’s industry and tourism.

The collection features an exhibit of his life and the relationship between Hokusai and Sumida through high-definition real-size replicas of representative works and related episodes. In addition, special exhibitions of the results of research and studies on Hokusai and Sumida will be held in the gallery. Moreover, the museum will conduct a broad range of activities aimed at disseminating a wealth of information by holding seminars, lectures, and workshops.

Through these activities, the museum hopes to relay information about Hokusai and Sumida both at home and abroad, with the aim of enhancing the appeal of both.

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