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Dedicated to one of the most famous Japanese painters from the Edo Period and to this day, the Obuse Hokusai Museum in Obuse-machi, Nagano prefecture is dedicated to the illustrious works of Katsushika Hokusai. Hokusai was considered one of 4 big Ukiyo-e Painters in Edo period with some of his works reaching international fame and popularity to this day. 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.
Hokusai spent several of the final years of his life in Obuse before he died at the age of 88. A vast collection of paintings and works from Hokusai are on display at the museum. Some of his paintings can only be viewed at the museum, including his impressive collection of Japanese hanging scrolls, ukiyo-e prints, and folding screens. Some of his most famous work is on display on the museum's ceiling via parade float. However, Hokusais greatest ceiling painting is said to be on Ganshoin Temple located nearby. Just a brief 10 minute bus ride from the center of town and guests can enjoy the temple's main hall, featuring a breathtaking ceiling mural of a phoenix. The phoenix is considered one of Hokusai's greatest works and includes a fine level of detail. If you're a fan of the famous Wave off Kanagawa, the Hokusai Museum in Obuse is a must. Add it to your vacations free day in Tokyo with Japan Deluxe Tour's fully-guided line of Cherry Blossom japan Tours & Golden Route vacation packages available spring or year-round!
Town filled with art and culture through museums, sake brewery, traditional buildings and more
Ukiyo-e is a type of woodblock print and paintings of the Floating World.
Japanese Calligraphy is the Way of Writing.
Popular tourist destination to experience the atmosphere of old Japanese port stations
Museum shows how the 15th century village of Edo grew to be Tokyo
Composed of a Museum, Tea House and Garden
Japanese traditional form of decorative little stabs.
Most popular tourist destinations are Yokohama, Kamakura and Hakone.