Hokusai Museum

The Hokusai museum in Obuse is dedicated to the famous Japanese artist and painter Katsushika Hokusai.

Among Hokusai’s most popular work is his series of painting titled “Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji”. Indeed the artist developed a fascination for Japan’s iconic mountain.

Famous painting of Mount Fuji by Hokusai

Hokusai made a long stay in Obuse near the end of his life, where he was hosted by his local benefactor and apprentice, Obuse’s rich merchant Takai Kozan.

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Country: Japan
Area : Chubu area
Prefecture : Nagano-ken
City : Obuse-machi
District : Obuse
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