Ono Shinden in the Suruga Province by Hokusai

Ono Shinden in the Suruga Province Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, renowned during the Edo period for his paintings, prints, and woodblocks. He studied wood block printing from Katsukawa Shunshō and published his first prints in 1779. Hokusai’s work was greatly influenced by Chinese art of the time. He was famous for his block prints and his series One Hundred […]

Ushibori in Hitachi Province by Hokusai

Ushibori in Hitachi Province Hokusai

This work is part of Hokusai’s most famous series of works called “Thirty-six views of Mount Fiji.” This contains many of Hokusai’s most memorable wood block paintings including his most famous piece “The Great Wave off Kanagawa.” It was published in 1831 by the famous publisher Nishimura Yohachi. This particular piece portrays the traditional lifestyle […]

Portrait of a Man of Noble Birth with a Book by Hokusai

Portrait of a Man of Noble Birth with a Book Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Hokusai is known as one of the best Japanese artists considering his artwork to this date is viewed as revolutionary considering its mix of Japanese and western cultures. His greatest known paintings such as The Great Wave depicts Hokusai Ukiyo-e style […]

The Ghost of Oiwa by Hokusai

The Ghost of Oiwa Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai’s work has been an inspiration for many artists around the world. During his lifetime (1769-1849), he has produced numerous artworks ranging from still-life portraits, erotic images, landscapes and depictions of everyday life. Hokusai had intended to produce A hundred Ghost stories, as the title of represents, but he only managed five. The Ghost […]

Lily by Hokusai

Lily Hokusai

Created in around 1830, Lily is a gorgeous and sumptuous looking work of art by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. This richly coloured and delicately imagined painting in ink depicts a fresh lily in vivid detail, sent against an attractive background. Though he is perhaps best known for his work The Great Wave (circa 1832), Hokusai […]

Shore of Tago Bay Ejiri at Tokaido by Hokusai

Shore of Tago Bay Ejiri at Tokaido Hokusai

In Tago Bay near Ejiri on the Tōkaidō, Hokusai employs a romantic framing of Mount Fuji, snow-capped and receding from both cloud and land, towering over Tago bay. The junks at sail in the turbulent waters provide a juxtaposition to Fuji’s similarly powerful, but static, presence. The oarsman of the junk are depicted as strained […]