Obuse Hokusai Museum

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Nagano Obuse | The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Nagano Obuse | The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Obuse Hokusai Museum is located in Obuse-machi, Nagano prefecture. Hokusai is Katsushika Hokusai one of 4 big Ukiyo-e Painters in Edo period. His best known work is the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes the international recognized print The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He spent a couple of senior years there in his late 80's before died at the age of 88. His paintings can only be seen here. Other exhibitions are hanging scrolls and folding screens. His most famous work is displayed on the museum's ceiling.

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