Step inside Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki's brand new major exhibition Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan from the comfort of your home, thanks to the Gallery's new digital exhibition platform.

Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan is the first exhibition of original paintings by the leading artists and schools of Japan’s Edo period to be held in New Zealand. The Gallery's new virtual tour platform, developed by local multimedia content producers Post Mag and Break The Fourth, allows you to explore this exhibition digitally. With three different tour experiences to choose from, it includes in-depth interpretation, high-resolution digital reproductions and immersive soundtrack.

Use navigation tools to virtually ‘walk’ through gallery spaces and explore Enchanted Worlds via high-resolution digital images offering close-up views of the intricate, hand-painted details of over 70 exquisite and rare artworks. 

Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan has been curated by Japanese scholar, Rosella Menegazzo (Università degli Studi di Milano Statale), in collaboration with Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki curators Dr Sophie Matthiesson and Emma Jameson, and is organised by MondoMostre, Italy. The presentation of this exhibition has been supported by QMS and The Breeze.


We are thrilled to invite art lovers in New Zealand and from around the world to access a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, available now via our new digital platform. While you can’t replace the human experience of being with art in-person, we have developed an alternate online experience that gives access, creates connections and brings Enchanted Worlds to our audiences.

Kirsten Paisley, Director, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki