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The Sumida Hokusai Museum

A museum dedicated to a master ukiyo-e painter of the Edo period, showcasing his iconic wave prints and other artworks.

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The Sumida Hokusai Museum is dedicated to showcasing the work of the famous Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). Hokusai is most famously known for his print “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa and Red Fuji,” which remains one of the most iconic images depicting traditional art of Japan. Including both originals and high-quality replicas of Hokusai’s prints, the museum also houses a wealth of information about his life and work. The museum is located in Sumida, where Hokusai himself was born. If you have a full day to explore, close by is the Sumida aquarium, as well as other attractions like the Edo Tokyo Museum, which features more historical artifacts from ancient Japan. 

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