Shell Gathering by Katsushika Hokusai

“Shell Gathering” by Katsushika Hokusai The theme of clamming is often depicted in ukiyo-e. This work is well drawn to the end, and the mountains in the distance are casually eye-catching. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) painted the mountains on the right side of the picture in the style of an ink painting. The mountains on the Read more about Shell Gathering by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Watermelon by Katsushika Hokusai

“Watermelon” by Katsushika Hokusai <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/matome269.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes” data-elementor-lightbox-title=”Watermelon”> <img width=”351″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/matome269.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/matome269.jpg?w=351&amp;ssl=1 351w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/matome269.jpg?resize=103%2C300&amp;ssl=1 103w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/matome269.jpg?resize=51%2C150&amp;ssl=1 51w” sizes=”(max-width: 351px) 100vw, 351px” /> </a> <figcaption></figcaption> </figure> <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 /> An original drawing by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who is known as an ukiyo-e Read more about Watermelon by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float

Hokusai’s outstanding Dragon painting in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture <img width=”600″ height=”600″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg” alt=”” loading=”lazy” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/600px-Hokusai_Dragon.jpg?resize=174%2C174&amp;ssl=1 174w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px” /> The painting of “Dragon” on the ceiling of the festival float of Higashimachi is owned by  <a href=”https://hokusai-kan.com/en/”>Hokusai Museum</a> in Obuse City. <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/hokusai-life-paintings”>Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)</a> visited the small Read more about Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s dragon and fuji scroll painting

The meaning of 「富士越龍図」(Dragon over Mt. Fuji)     Hokusai’s later years artwork The great painter and woodblock printmaker Katsushika Hokusai died April 18th, 1849. He was 90 years old at the time. According to the record,      翁 死に臨み大息し 天我をして十年の命を長らわしめば といい 暫くして更に言いて曰く 天我をして五年の命を保たしめば 真正の画工となるを得(う)べし と言吃りて死す   ‘On his deathbed, he breathed deeply and Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s dragon and fuji scroll painting[…]