Category Archives: Hokusai

Fuji View Field in Owari Province by Hokusai

Fuji View Field in Owari Province Hokusai

Fuji View Plain in Owari Province or Bishû Fujimi-ga-hara, is a print form the famous Katsushika Hokusai’s series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji also known as Fugaku sanjûrokkei. The volcano Mount Fuji has been fascinating the Japanese history for centuries. Historians and artists alike have had a lot to say and depict about the Mount […]

Watermill at Onden

Watermill at Onden Hokusai

Now located across two of Tokyo’s busiest districts, Onden once resided behind the Zenko-ji Temple in the Aoyama district. It was then a small farming village littered with many waterwheels, powered by the great Shibuya river. It is one of these watermills that is depicted by the distinguished Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai, in his ‘Watermill […]

Onikojima Yataro and Saioin Akabozu by Hokusai

Onikojima Yataro and Saioin Akabozu Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai is a legend of illustration, with each painting leaving a question and quest for more, a pursuit of understanding the meaning behind each canvas. Hokusai’s Onikojima Yataro and Saiho-in Akabozu is a masterpiece, to say the least. The painting is vibrant, the choice of color significant, the depiction alluring, each touch, every single […]

Poppies by Hokusai

Poppies Hokusai

Popular Japanese paintings by artists like Hokusai include poppies. These are popular artworks made using handmade techniques on print material. Japanese art has different themes including ancient prints of landscape, flowers, the ocean and scenic views. The exclusive paintings of the common flower reveal a deep history of the plant, which is common in oriental […]