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Hokusai-kan

485 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun 381-0201, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-247-5206
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A quiet little gem of a museum in a beautiful town, with the most stunning mountain backdrop

The museum tour begins with two interesting films about Hokusai's life and work, focusing on his... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Rachel R
Bit of a disappointing visit

I very much looked forward to visiting this museum, but when I did I was left a bit disappointed... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Voelser
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485 Obuse, Obuse-machi, Kamitakai-gun 381-0201, Nagano Prefecture
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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

Thank Rachel R
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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
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Reviewed 11 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

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Reviewed 22 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
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 9 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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Reviewed 12 January 2017

As is obvious from the name, this museum displays the works of Hokasai. He was prolific. There is a short film at the beginning of the museum that tells about his life. It talks between 45 minutes to an hour to go through the whole...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This small but we'll run museum focuses on the life and work of Hokusai, who near the end of his life lived and worked in Obuse at the house of a wealthy patron. Two fifteen minute movies provide insight into his life and works, and...More

1  Thank J0nBauer
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