Evolution of Hokusai’s wave paintings

The Road to The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, and after that The world-famous painting of Japanese waves, The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, one of the prints of “Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji“,  is a work by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The print, which influenced impressionist artists, was very popular among the citizens of Edo at that Read more about Evolution of Hokusai’s wave paintings[…]

Hokusai: Mad about Painting exhibition at Freer

Freer Gallery of Art’s exhibition, Hokusai: Mad about Painting, November 23, 2019–November 8, 2020 <figure> <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002.jpg”> <img width=”454″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002-454×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002.jpg?resize=454%2C1024&amp;ssl=1 454w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002.jpg?resize=133%2C300&amp;ssl=1 133w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002.jpg?resize=66%2C150&amp;ssl=1 66w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002.jpg?resize=768%2C1734&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FS-F1900.47_002.jpg?w=886&amp;ssl=1 886w” sizes=”(max-width: 454px) 100vw, 454px” /> </a> <figcaption>Thunder God </figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japa Link Unit 2 –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3791981835″ Read more about Hokusai: Mad about Painting exhibition at Freer[…]

HOKUSAI vs HOKUSAI’s pupils at Sumdia Hokusai Museum

Special Exhibition HOKUSAI vs HOKUSAI’s pupils at Sumida Hokusai Museum in Japan <figure> <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Vechtende_helden_RP-P-1984-87.jpg”> <img width=”531″ height=”768″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Vechtende_helden_RP-P-1984-87.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Vechtende_helden_RP-P-1984-87.jpg?w=531&amp;ssl=1 531w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Vechtende_helden_RP-P-1984-87.jpg?resize=207%2C300&amp;ssl=1 207w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Vechtende_helden_RP-P-1984-87.jpg?resize=104%2C150&amp;ssl=1 104w” sizes=”(max-width: 531px) 100vw, 531px” /> </a> <figcaption>Kamakura no Gongoro Kagemasa, by Katsushika Hokusai</figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japa Link Unit 2 –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3791981835″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br Read more about HOKUSAI vs HOKUSAI’s pupils at Sumdia Hokusai Museum[…]

American museums owing Hokusai’s famous wave prints

“The Great Wave Off Kanagawa” by Katsushika Hokusai in US <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg”> <img width=”519″ height=”376″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?w=519&amp;ssl=1 519w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/597437a2035f6cfb3ca4d7e4194eef6b.jpg?resize=300%2C217&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 519px) 100vw, 519px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japa Link Unit 2 –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3791981835″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, one of the most famous works of Read more about American museums owing Hokusai’s famous wave prints[…]

Strawberry geranium and Toad, and Flounder and Dianthus by Katsushika Hokusai

Hokusai’s painting, “Strawberry geranium and Toad”, and “Flounder and Dianthus” <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg”> <img width=”640″ height=”233″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg?resize=300%2C109&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/800px-Hokusai_Flat_fish_and_pink.jpg?resize=768%2C279&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <h2>”Strawberry Geranium and Toad”</h2> <p>Eaves tile with Mistutomoe Crest which is Read more about Strawberry geranium and Toad, and Flounder and Dianthus by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa, by Utagawa Hiroshige

Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg”> <img width=”635″ height=”960″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg?w=635&amp;ssl=1 635w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/No.099.jpg?resize=198%2C300&amp;ssl=1 198w” sizes=”(max-width: 635px) 100vw, 635px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> The most famous of  “One Hundred Famous Views of Edo” series of 118 works is ’Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi bridge Read more about Kinryūzan Temple, Asakusa, by Utagawa Hiroshige[…]

Hokusai’s Carps and Turtles painting

Carps and Turtles painting by Katsushika Hokusai <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”178″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps-1024×284.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=1024%2C284&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=150%2C42&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=300%2C83&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?resize=768%2C213&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Hokusai_Carps.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> This painting is an original handpainting depicting carps and turtles Read more about Hokusai’s Carps and Turtles painting[…]

Miyamoto Musashi Beating Whale by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

“Sakata Kaidomaru” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”306″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale-1024×490.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?resize=150%2C72&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?resize=300%2C144&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1024px-Musashi_on_the_back_of_a_whale.jpg?resize=768%2C368&amp;ssl=1 768w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> This work is an ukiyo-e print that Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s (1798-1861)  drew the swordsman in Read more about Miyamoto Musashi Beating Whale by Utagawa Kuniyoshi[…]

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Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s skeleton print work

“In the Ruined Palace at Sôma” by Utagawa Kuniyoshi <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default”> <img width=”640″ height=”309″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha-1024×494.jpg” alt=”skelton death” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=1024%2C494&amp;ssl=1 1024w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=150%2C72&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=300%2C145&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?resize=768%2C370&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/1280px-Mitsukuni_defying_the_skeleton_spectre_invoked_by_princess_Takiyasha.jpg?w=1280&amp;ssl=1 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> </a> <br /><!– Japacul Link Unit –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3145397812″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /> Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) made this work based Read more about Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s skeleton print work[…]

Best selection of Kitagawa Utamaro’s prints on Amazon

The prints by Kitagawa Utamaro, for sale on Amazon <img width=”640″ height=”960″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg?w=640&amp;ssl=1 640w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/No.006.jpg?resize=200%2C300&amp;ssl=1 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 640px) 100vw, 640px” /> The works of Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) are known for the beautiful paintings characterized by delicate and elegant lines. He has earned a wide reputation as a <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artist internationally renowned as Read more about Best selection of Kitagawa Utamaro’s prints on Amazon[…]