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The Soul of the Brush

A special exhibition at the Sumida Hokusai Museum

By Kim    - 1 min read
Venue: The Sumida Hokusai Museum When: Early Feb - Early Apr 2022

The Japanese artform of ukiyo-e often elicits images of woodblock prints, but paintings also form part of the genre. A special exhibition at the Sumida Hokusai Museum is titled "The Soul of the Brush", and it explores paintings by 60 different ukiyo-e artists including Iwasa Matabei, Hishikawa Moronobu, Kamaru Kitagawa, Sharaku Toshusai, Hokusai Katsushika, and Kuniyoshi Utagawa.

In total, around 125 paintings will be on display, allowing attendees to explore the history of ukiyo-e through skillful drawings, vivid colors, and the soul of the brush.

Adult admission to the event is priced at 1200 yen.

Getting there

The Sumida Hokusai Museum is located 5 minutes on foot from Ryogoku Station's A3 exit (via the Toei Oedo Line), or 9 minutes on foot from Ryogoku Station's East exit (via the JR Sobu Line).

Alternatively, bus services are available directly to the museum from Kinshicho Station, served by the JR Sobu Line. Head out of the station's North Exit, and take the Sumida loop bus for 5 minutes. There is a dedicated stop for the museum itself.

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Find out more about The Sumida Hokusai Museum.

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Sleiman Azizi 2 months ago
There are some quality names in that list...
Elena Lisina 2 months ago
Great and expressive drawing of a tiger! I like it!