Hasui Kawase is a widely-known world-class Japanese woodblock artist. Many of Hasui’s works were exported overseas when they were first produced, thus there are many collectors not just within Japan, but even internationally, into the heart of the West. Even the famous Steve Jobs was known as a Hasui collector. 31 out of 39 years of Hasui’s life as a printmaker was developed in Ota-ku.

Ota-ku themed scenery is portrayed in many his works, including “Honmonji Temple at Ikegami,” and “Ikegami in Snow.” The upcoming exhibition, in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the ward system, will feature selected works from the time between Ota-ku’s founding year,  1947, and the year of Hasui’s final work, 1957.

How about enjoying the charm of Ota-ku through Hasui’s works?

Getting there

About 7 minutes from “Nishimagome” station, Toei Asakusa Line.

More information

  • Ota-ku Municipal Folk Museum Exhibition Room, Ota-ku Minamiimagome 5-11-13
  • Dates: from October 9th, 2016 (Sun) to December 25th (Sun)

    Closed: Mondays (but will remain open in the case of a Holiday)

    Hours: 9am to 5pm

  • Admission fee: general admission: ¥500 / students (elementary, middle, high school), toddlers, seniors 65 years or older: ¥200