There’s a lot about Hokusai that you might not know! Find out here!
Who’s the most well-known Japanese outside of Japan?
The answer is Hokusai, renowned ukiyo-e master.
Like you, Hoku loved travellingsai!
He felt that painting was in a way just like taking trips to new places. In his later years, Hokusai lived in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture, where he created a collection of original paintings.
Hokusai created the only three-dimensional works of his lifetime here in Obuse.
We look forward to seeing you at Hokusai-kan!
Hokusai travelled extensively, bringing nature as well as people and their deepest emotions to his work. Come and see a myriad of Hokusai’s paintings face to face, here at the Hokusai-kan in Obuse.
Take the Nagano Electric Railway from Zenkojiguchi in front of JR Nagano Station (20 minutes by express, 30 minutes by regular train)⇒Then walk 12 minutes from Obuse Station
About 10 minutes from the traffic light at Toyono, National Route 18
On the Joshin-etsu Expressway, about 20 minutes from the Suzaka-Naganohigashi Interchange, 15 minutes from the Shinshu-nakano, and eight minutes from the Obuse PA Smart Interchange
Oaza-obuse 485, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai District, Nagano Prefecture 381-0201
Tel: 026-247-5206 Fax: 026-247-6188