Experience the works of Japanese master artist Katsushika Hokusai as you’ve never seen them before! “Re-created” using state-of the-art digital technology by award-winning scientist and author Dr. Shinichi Fukuoka in the new Hokusai Exposed exhibition at the The Old Truman Brewery, London, you can see Hokusai’s famous Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji as they may have looked when they were first printed. What’s more Japan Centre are giving you the chance to win one of 3 pairs of tickets to this ace exhibition!
Over-18s can also descend into a basement, specially decked out to evoke the atmosphere of an old Edo (a.k.a. Tokyo) street walk! Explore the racier side of Hokusai’s work with re-creations of erotic shunga prints in the shunga room, be terrified and entertained in the manga and ghostly kaidan folktale room and breathe in the sights of Yoshiwara Yukaku, Edo’s government licensed entertainment district. Not to mention a special projection mapping digital installation created specially for the Hokusai Exposed exhibition and a Hokusai inspired sake bar!
Who is Hokusai?
Hokusai is one of Japan’s most famous artists. Best known for his wood block prints of the floating world, representations of urban Japan in the 1600-1800s, called ukiyo-e. His works span from famous actors of the day, drawing guides and folk tales, to amazing landscapes and scenes of everyday Japanese life. His best known work are the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, the most iconic of which is probably the Great Wave off Kanagawa. Cowabunga!
If all this has whetted your appetite for some great art, you’ll be glad to know that tickets are available online (http://ow.ly/qoOo8) or at the door on the day (cash only). If you fancy chancing your luck, however, read on!
How to Enter
To be in with a chance of winning one of 3 pairs of tickets, simply leave a comment on this blog post or our Facebook post telling us what’s your favourite work of art. You can also tweet us @JapanCentre not forgetting the hashtag #hokusaiexposed. We will choose a winner at random on Wednesday 6th November. Good luck!