Hokusai Manga (Sketch) ukiyo-e book by Katsushika Hokusai

“Hokusai Manga” which influenced Impressionist     The sketch for the pupils but… When Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was 52 years old, he drew more than 300 sketches at his pupil’s home. And the publisher Eirakudo published the first “Hokusai Manga” in 1814. Though Hokusai intended to show his art technique for his pupils, the book became Read more about Hokusai Manga (Sketch) ukiyo-e book by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and works

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting Katsushika Hokusai self-portrait Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) must be the most famous Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) artist around the world. So, do you know how to pronounce “Katsushika Hokusai”? His art works of images including The Great Off Kanagawa (The Great Wave) and other prints of “Thirty-Six Views of Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and works[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s original Phoenix painting in Obuse City

The painting of Phoenix that glares in all directions by Katsushika Hokusai <img width=”606″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/606px-Hokusai_Phoenix.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/606px-Hokusai_Phoenix.jpg?w=606&amp;ssl=1 606w, https://i1.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/606px-Hokusai_Phoenix.jpg?resize=300%2C297&amp;ssl=1 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 606px) 100vw, 606px” /> In 1843, a great painter visited the small village Obuse in Shinshu (today’s Nagano Prefecture). The place where you can see the painting of Phoenix even today.  Hokusai and Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s original Phoenix painting in Obuse City[…]

The back of Fuji from the Minobu River by Katsushika Hokusai

46.The back of Fuji from the Minobu       The road that the travelers and horses are walking run down to the Kuonji temple, the head temple of Nichiren sect. Some of them are likely to be on their way to the temple.   They are surrounded by rugged rocky mountains, and see the overlapping waves of the Read more about The back of Fuji from the Minobu River by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Kajikazawa in Kai Province’

45.Kajikazawa in Kai Province       At first glance, it seems that the raging waves of the sea are striking on the shore. But Kai Province, the current place of Yamanashi Prefecture, is inland.    Fuji River in the picture, the two rivers(Kamanashi River and Fuefuki River) join together shortly before this point, and a large Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Kajikazawa in Kai Province’[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art print ‘Lake Suwa in Shinano Province’

44.Lake Suwa in Shinano Province     In the first edition, it was a woodblock printing of a single indigo color. But every time running into several editions, green and light scarlet was added. Hereby the picture became an emotional landscape of the evening.   There is a rocky place where the shrine and two Japanese pine stands in Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art print ‘Lake Suwa in Shinano Province’[…]

Katsushika Hoklusai’s artworks ‘Dawn at Isawa in Kai Province’

43.Dawn at Isawa in Kai Province     Isawa is a place famous as a sightseeing spot of hot springs today, originally developed as a postal station on the Koshu Highway.   There are people who are preparing for the trip and about to depart from the station under the slightly reddish sky of the dawn.   Read more about Katsushika Hoklusai’s artworks ‘Dawn at Isawa in Kai Province’[…]

‘Mount Fuji reflects in Lake Kawaguchi’ by Katsushika Hokusai

42.Mount Fuji reflects in Lake Kawaguchi, seen from the Misaka Pass in Kai Province     Mt. Fuji drawn from the north side looks more precipitous than any other prints in the Japanese woodcut print series of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”.   Katsushika Hokusai(1760-1849) provided the original ideas to this quiet and silent ukiyo-e art.   First of Read more about ‘Mount Fuji reflects in Lake Kawaguchi’ by Katsushika Hokusai[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art, Inume Pass, Kōshū

41.Inume Pass, Kōshū       There was a post-town on the pass, and it was located on the Koshu Highway between the current Uenohara-shi and Otsuki-shi Yamanashi prefecture.   The ukiyo-e artwork shows that the color of light vegetation is the early summer season, and the travelers walk ahead of massive Mt. Fuji.By the small persons and horses Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art, Inume Pass, Kōshū[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Fuji View Field in Owari Province’

40.Fuji View Field in Owari Province     The place, Fujimihara, was located on the outskirts of Nagoya-shi, Aichi prefecture, and known as a scenic spot where there are red light districts and samurai’s residences.   Many craftsmen appear in the series of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”, but the ukiyo-e woodblock printing of this craftsman is said Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s art, ‘Fuji View Field in Owari Province’[…]