The Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts is currently hosting a wonderful exhibit of works by Hokusai.
Ukiyoe artist Katsuhika Hokusai (1760-1849) lived long and cast an even longer artistic shadow.
His works influenced European masters Monet and Van Gogh.
The Osaka exhibit introduces types of works by Hokusai: landscapes, beautiful women, and what the curators have billed as "unique ideas."
Roughly 370 pieces are on display including “Two Beauties,” “Clam Digging,” and paintings, wood prints, printed books.
For cyclists, parking is easy as the Museum is in Tennoji Park next to the zoo.
Until December 9 (Sunday)
Hours: 9:30 am - 5 pm (last admission 4:30 pm), closed on Mondays
Adult 1,300 yen, high school and university student 900 yen
The Museum is located in Tennoji Park, a short walk from Tennoji Station (Tanimachi subway line or JR loop line)
TEL: 06 6947 5433
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