HOKUSAI UPDATED Exhibition Taking Place at Roppongi Hills Mori Arts Center Gallery

20.February.2019 | SPOT

The HOKUSAI UPDATED exhibition taking place Roppongi Hills Mori Arts Center Gallery until March 24 will showcase Katsushika Hokusai’s Sumida River masterpiece as well as tiger in the rain and dragon paintings.

Scenery on Both Banks of the Sumida River Scroll, ink and color on paper (1805) Sumida Hokusai Museum (Exhibiting: January 17 – February 11)

Tiger in rain Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper  (1849) Ota Memorial Museum of Art (Exhibiting: January 30 – March 4)

Dragon in clouds  (1849) Paris, musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet (Exhibiting: January 30 – March 4) Photo ©MNAAG, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Ollivier / distributed by AMF 

Sketches by Hokusai (Hokusai Manga) – All 15 Volumes Picture book, woodblock (1814) Shimane  Art Museum (Nagata Collection) *Regular exhibition, different page rotation


Exhibited works will not only includ a range of Hokusai’s most famous pieces such as Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and Hokusai Manga but rediscovered works as well as those that have yet to receive public showcasing in Japan. It will be a collection of around 480 pieces from Hokusai’s 20-year-old debut up to his death.

 The priest Kōbō Daishi exorcising a demon Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper  (1844-47) Nishiaraidaishi Sōjiji(*Regular Exhibition)

The event page explains that the exhibition “draws close to the real Hokusai through masterpieces from Japan and abroad, recently discovered works, and works on public display for the first time.”

er  (1847) Cincinnati Art Museum, The Thoms Collection-Given by Mrs. Murat H. Davidson in Honor of her Grandfather, Joseph C. Thoms, 1982.15 Photo ©Cincinnati Art Museum(*Regular Exhibition)


Don’t miss this chance to witness a whole range of works from one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e painters and printmakers.