Let’s go on to Obuse, a town famous for its chestnuts and Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), the preeminent wood block print artist. The best season to visit Obuse may be autumn when many people flock to the town to enjoy eating the seasonal chestnut rice (kuri-okowa). Also, sweets made of local chestnuts are popular for souvenirs. Obuse was a favorite place of Hokusai during the last years of his life. Hokusaikan displays more than 40 of Hokusai’s paintings on scrolls or in frames, as well as his wood block prints / books. The annex of Hokusaikan displays two gorgeous festival floats of Obuse. The ceiling paintings on the floats are painted by Hokusai, very beautiful and valuable.