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Hokusai-kan

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The museum presents the creations of Katsushika Hokusai

Kokushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and an Okinawa artist from the Edo period. Hokusai is... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2018
ikgil
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Rishon Lezion, Israel
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Obuse is a lovely little town and the Hokusai museum is worth visiting. Watch the videos first and... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
NCtravelz
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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485 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun 381-0201, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

Kokushika Hokusai was a Japanese painter and an Okinawa artist from the Edo period. Hokusai is known in the West for his series of 36 prints of Mount Fuji, which includes the famous print "The Great Wave near Kanagawa." His paintings had a great influence...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great smallish gallery featuring a wide range of art by Hokusai. Make sure you watch the video of his life.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

The Hokusai museum in Obuse is an amazing place! The walking tour in the museum begins with two short films on the artist and sets the stage for appreciating his wonderful paintings which are on exhibit here! The museum and the quaint town of Obuse...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

The museum tour begins with two interesting films about Hokusai's life and work, focusing on his move to Obuse towards the end of his life. There is a permanent exhibition of his beautiful wall hangings and the carnival floats painted for regional festivals. His delicate...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank RachelR3638
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I very much looked forward to visiting this museum, but when I did I was left a bit disappointed and felt cheated. As it turned out at the time of my visit 3 of the 4 main rooms were closed for refurbishment, so I was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Voelser
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Obuse is a lovely little town and the Hokusai museum is worth visiting. Watch the videos first and then wander through. It's a little pricey but well done with sitting areas and a gift shop. I didn't know anything about the artist other than the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Hokusai the artist is so well known throughout the world and has influenced so many different artist, it was a pleasure to visit this museum dedicated to his art. I had only known him for his famous wave block print, but his skill in presenting...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My first Katushika Hokusai experience. This musium is about 10min from Obuse station,convinience. Hokusai's fugaku36kei are wonderful arts. They were praised by Picaso and Monet. I,as Japanese,am proud of it.

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank akikoi124
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

A lovely modern gallery with good English translation of videos and pictures. Seeing examples of the Mt Fuji wood block art work and how the pictures were made was interesting and well presented.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank irenes352
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is really modern and professionally laid out. We were given a leaflet in English, and most of the exhibits had English translations which was a relief! Being British it was slightly bizarre to see the British artwork on display when we had travelled...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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