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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
Raleigh, North Carolina
Watch the videos, enjoy the variety of art presented

Hokusai the artist is so well known throughout the world and has influenced so many different... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Jessica D
Plano, Texas, United States
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485 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun 381-0201, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank charlieu44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

1  Thank RajatSethi58
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

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

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

Thank NCtravelz
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

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.

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.

Thank Irene S
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

Thank Wilaur234
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Lovely small museum dedicated to life and paintings of Hokusai. Amazing building and that art isn't and too ! very well thought out and all exhibits in japanese and english - worth 30 mins if on Obuse

Thank das90a
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