What Is “Sumiyume”?

“Sumi-Yume” began in 2016 on the occasion of the opening of the Sumida Hokusai Museum. Katsushika Hokusai was an artist who pursued a universe of phenomena. Like little ink-painted dreams colored in by people from various walks of life, we aim to paint the Sumida area in vivid colors while connecting people who are active not only in the arts and culture, but in all types of expression.

Over a four-month period we’ll present a wide array of projects making use of the Sumida district’s local resources, with “Hokusai” and “Sumida River” as principal themes. While discovering the area’s charms and forming new connections through art in familiar locations, the Sumi-Yume Project will “listen to community voices and transform our everyday landscapes.” Share in the excitement!

Sumi-Yume 2022 Project Outline

Period: Thursday, September 1, 2022 – Sunday, December 25, 2022
Venues: Sumida River, Sumida River Terrace, Sumida Park, Sumida Lifelong Learning Center, Sumida Park Gallery SASAYA, Sumida Hokusai Museum, Sumida Riverside Hall, Oyokogawa Water Park, Became Hojo Komuten, BIG SHIP, Ryogoku Monten Hall, UNTITLED space and more…

Organized by: Sumi-Yume Executive Committee, Sumida City
Supported by: TOKYO BYOKANE CO.,LTD., TOBU RAILWAY CO.,LTD.,
Arts Council Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture
(KOSUGE1-16 “Dondoko! Giant Paper Sumo Wrestling – Hokusai Sumiyume Tournament”)
Media Partner: J-WAVE 81.3 FM

Contact: sumiyume@sumida-bunka.jp
03-5608-5446 (weekdays 9:30 – 16:00)