Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1830)
Katsushika Hokusai, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1830)

Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro

Palazzo Reale


September 22, 2016


January 29, 2017

The exhibition Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro at Palazzo Reale in Milan includes more than 200 woodblock colour prints and illustrated books by the three Japanese masters, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806).

In five different sections, the visitor can learn about the works and the period in which they were made: Landscapes and famous places; Literary tradition and famous views; Natural rivals; Beauty and sensuality; and Manga. They tell the story of famous series like Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and of fierce rivalry between the artists.

The works are part of the prestigious collection of the Honolulu Museum of Art in Hawaii. Since they are very delicate and sensitive to light, the exhibition is closed on Mondays, while on Saturday the closure time is at 19:30 instead of the usual 22:30.

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