Edo Livelihoods by Hokusai

How the world once worked in Tokyo

By Sleiman Azizi    - 1 min read
Apr 23
Jun 9
Venue: Sumida Hokusai Museum When: Apr 23rd - Jun 9th 2019 ,  9:30am - 5:30pm

One of the world's premier artists and his works feature during the current Sumida Hokusai Museum exhibition 'Edo Livelihoods by Hokusai'.

Running until early June, the exhibition depicts the working world of Japan's Edo Period through the eyes of the great Katsushika Hokusai and his students. A master lesson in observation and form, the works on display show the city now known as Tokyo, as a bustling centre of economic and craftsman-like diversity.

Rice brokers at the Nihonbashi Bridge (Photo: http://visipix.com/index.htm)
Rice brokers at the Nihonbashi Bridge (Photo: http://visipix.com/index.htm)

From selling to farming, pleasing to entertaining, the variety of familiar and not-so-familiar work types will allow visitors to the Edo Livelihoods exhibition to appreciate the source of much of modern Japan's work pedigree.

Please check the official website for special holiday closing times and ticketing details.

Getting there

Take the Toei Oedo Subway Line to Ryogoku Station. The museum is a 5-minute walk from the A3 Exit. Alternatively, take the JR Sobu Line to Ryogoku Staion and walk 9 minutes from the East Exit.

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Sleiman Azizi

Sleiman Azizi @sleiman.azizi

A Japanese Permanent Resident who enjoys drooling over proper soba and sushi, Japanese aesthetics ticks all the right boxes for me and I enjoy stringing words together. I've almost one hundred published articles on Japan as well as five English language books written in the traditional Japanese zuihitsu-style.

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Elena Lisina a week ago
Sleiman, I have one more question - is there some cafe in the museum?
Elena Lisina a week ago
My bet! :))) Thank you!
Elena Lisina 2 weeks ago
Sleiman, this musem is new, right? I want to visit it in summer! Is it alowed to take photos there?
Elena Lisina 2 weeks ago
That's good! Thank you very much! :)