Category Archives: Hokusai

Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa is known by many other names, including simply Japanese Wave Painting, and The Great Wave. It is perhaps the most famous Japanese painting in history. No one knows for sure when it was created, but it is thought among many art historians that it would have been created between 1829 and 1823. The […]

Dragon by Hokusai

While Great Wave of Kanagawa is the most famous work of Katsushika Hokusai and instantly recognisable, it is in his Dragon pictures that we see some of the most exquisite examples of the Ukiyo-e style of wood block printing and painting which flourished in Edo (modern day Tokyo) from the 17th to 19th centuries. Literally translated as “pictures of […]