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Katsushika HOKUSAI
The great wave off Kanagawa (c. 1830)
Past program

Members Exclusive Viewing Opportunities

NGV International
Ground Level

The self-described ‘Old man mad about drawing’, Japanese artist Hokusai is best known for his iconic work, The great wave off Kanagawa (The great wave), 1830–34. With works borrowed from the Japan Ukiyo-e Museum in Japan together with works from the NGV collection, this exhibition showcases more than 170 works by Hokusai in a rare opportunity to view iterations of The great wave side by side.

Preview the exhibition before it opens to the public and gain insight into the unconventional life and work of Hokusai in an introductory talk with NGV Curator of Asian Art, Wayne Crothers.

Individual tickets required for previews and talks.

Thu 20 Jul, 2–5pm (Past)

Preview the prints and drawings of Hokusai before the exhibition opens to the public.

Cost $12 M

Thu 20 Jul, 1pm (Past)

Gain insights into the works on display with NGV Curator of Asian Art, Wayne Crothers in this exclusive introductory talk for Members.

Cost $8 M

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