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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.

Fugaku Sanjyurokkei Kanagawa Oki Namiura

Two Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji: The Great Wave off the Coast of Kanagawa

The Statues of Kung Sun Shao and Flying Dragon on the Kammachi Festival Float

The Statues of Kung Sun Shao and Flying Dragon on the Kammachi Festival Float

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.

Kammachi Festival Float

Kammachi Festival Float

Phoenix-One panel of a diptych of ceiling paintings for the Higashimachi festival float

Phoenix-One panel of a diptych of ceiling paintings for the Higashimachi festival float

Dragon-One panel of a diptych of ceiling paintings for the Higashimachi festival float

Dragon-One panel of a diptych of ceiling paintings for the Higashimachi festival float

Masculine Waves-One panel of a diptych ceiling paintings for the Kammachi festival float

Masculine Waves-One panel of a diptych ceiling paintings for the Kammachi festival float

Feminine Waves-One panel of a diptych ceiling paintings for the Kammachi festival float

Feminine Waves-One panel of a diptych ceiling paintings for the Kammachi festival float

Access

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By Train

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

By Car

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

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