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Hokusai-kan

485 Obuse, Kamitakai-gun, Obuse-machi 381-0201, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-247-5206
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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 2 days ago
Jessica D
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Plano, Texas, United States
Amazing arts!

My first Katushika Hokusai experience. This musium is about 10min from Obuse... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
akikoi124
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good60%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“his life” (4 reviews)
“small museum” (5 reviews)
“mount fuji” (3 reviews)
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485 Obuse, Kamitakai-gun, Obuse-machi 381-0201, Nagano Prefecture
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+81 26-247-5206
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 1 week ago 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.

Thank akikoi124
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 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
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

Thank sandyfSanDiego
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
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This a small museum and provides quite a good overview of works by Hokusai. The entry fee (1000 yen) relatively expensive, but we will only ever visit once.

Thank patfshepparton
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Hokusai museum at Obuse is small and quite expensive compared to a lot of Japanese attractions (1000 yen) but worth a look if you are a fan of this classic artist and similar artists of the style and era. There was no print of...More

Thank XAGTKate
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This small museum which exhibit essentially Hokusai artworks .The most famous are the 36 views of mont Fuji. His painting was a major influence on Monet's work in France as he introduces realism in his painting of the impressionist. It is just beautiful. I think...More

Thank Pierre L
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