Timeslip to Ukiyoe times? Know everything about the charm of Ukiyoe!
Ukiyoe is a picture that depicts the lives of people in the Edo period. Katsushika Hokusai is well known for Ukiyoe, and drew over 30,000 paintings in his life. Hokusai's painting have been known since Edo times, and has greatly influenced great painters Van Gogh, Degas, Lautrec, other artists and muscians. At the Sumida Hokusai Museum, created in his honor, we can learn about their lives and admire his work.
Next timeslip to Edo Tokyo Museum, and be taken to the streets of the Edo period. Experience the time of Hokusai and how Ukiyoe developed. It is more than just Ukiyoe, see the everyday lives of people, castles, kabuki, festivals etc.
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・Learn how to create Ukiyoe at the museum. See the artwork, ""Fugakusan Sanjurokkei,"" depicting the images of Mt.Fuji.
・Experience life during the Edo period in the museum. You can visit the houses of the local people, or even carry the working tools of a merchant. Photography is allowed, making great souvenirs!
・Visit the places that are present and inspired in Hokusai's Ukiyoe. Let's comapre the scenary seen by Hokusai and today's scenary.
・Visit spot where you can enjoy Japanese culture, such as Japanese gardens and temples
・Sumida Hokusai Museum: Opened in 2016 to commerate the works of Katsushika Hokusai, who spent most his life in Sumida Ward. The works of Hokusai and his students are displayed. Admire the landscapes that have influenced his work and museum that provides feels of his era. Let's remember this unique atmosphere in the museum!
・ORI Tokyo Cafe: A cafe selling textile Ukiyoe artworks of Hokusai. It is a wonderful atmosphere with "Fugakusan Jurokkei" decorated on the wall. Why don't you jump into the world of Hokusai?
・Kyu Sumida Park: It is a garden that goes around a pond in the shape of "kokoro." There is the "Komadomeishi" and other features that are present in Hokusai's works. It is a beautiful Japanese garden.
・"Ryogoku Noryo Ichinohashi Benten" (Ehon Sumidagawa Ryogishi Ichiran): Take a look at the location which influenced one of Hokusai's works of a bridge with many people going over it. Imagine the hustle and bustle that took place 400 years ago.
・Edo Tokyo Museum: One of Japan's most prominent museums, you will be taken back to the streets of the Edo period. Experience the Edo period that Hokusai did. You can even experience the life a merchant in the experience
・Lunch (dinner) is not included, however meals can be purchased along the way
The following expenses are not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
-Travel expenses and entrance fees (about JPY 2000)
-Money for food, souvenirs and extra activities not mentioned in the explanation of the tour above.
In front of the West Exit Ticket Gate at the JR line, Ryogoku Station