Known for his dark humor and satirical twists, manga artist Kotobuki Shiriagari isn’t reluctant to give absurd interpretations to ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai’s masterpieces. It’s all at once a homage to the Japanese pioneer and a playful jab at his artworks, which Shiriagari considered as “playing a little trick.” Full of mischief and lacking in common sense, it’s an eyebrow-raising way to get familiar with both Hokusai’s iconic and lesser-known paintings. In addition to 36 gag strips of Shiriagari’s returning comical renditions, his newer works such as Blue Fuji and Ruri Fuji, alongside replicas of Hokusai’s prints, will also be on display.
© Blue Fuji (Shiriagari Kotobuki). Courtesy of The Sumida Hokusai Museum
Sumida Hokusai Museum
2 Chome-7-2 Kamezawa, Sumida City, Tokyo