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

Katsushika Hokusai who created the famous great wave painting Katsushika Hokusai must be the most famous Japanese woodblock printing (ukiyo-e) artist around the world. 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 Mount. Fuji” influenced Western artists Vincent van Gogh, Edgar Degas and Henri Rivière.           His printmaking works still have inspired the artists and the creators. In 1960, celebrating his 200th birth anniversary, he was honored as the cultural master in the world.(learn about Japanese painting by the early modern)           In 1760, Katsushika Hokusai was born in Honjo, Edo. Read more about Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai:biography, facts, and artworks[…]

The ukiyo-e museums in Tokyo.

Art museums exhibiting Japanese wood prints in Tokyo There are about 1100 museums in Japan, but not many places to do a permanent exhibition of ukiyo-e. Meanwhile, some individual or public museums in Tokyo constantly exhibit ukiyo-e.     This museum has about 14,000 ukiyo-e prints such as Katsushika Hokusai, Kitagawa Utamaro, Utagawa Hiroshige, including about 12,000 pieces collected by Ota Kiyohura. This museum exhibits about 80 of them as they are changed every month. You take off your shoes at the entrance like a Japanese house and enter.   Adress:1-10-10 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo Hours:10: 30 ~ 17: 30 Phone:03-5777-8600 Closed: Monday (next day in the case of holiday), changing exhibition period, year-end and Read more about The ukiyo-e museums in Tokyo.[…]

Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mt.Fuji all prints and for sale

Katsushika Hokusai’s most famous prints series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), who was one of the most active ukiyo-e artists in Edo Period, accomplished the Mt.Fuji arts series of “Fugaku Sanjurokkei”(Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji) in early 18th century.      Viewing one by one, you should not get boared with them by his color usage and composition. Please click if you want to learn about the description of the woodblock printings   Click the images to read the discriptions!        Though nobody knows the exact production period, it seemed Katsushika Hokusai made the Mt. Fuji arts series from 1823 to 1831. And Nishimura-ya Yohachi pulbished the famous landscape woodblock printings.   Hokusai was already over Read more about Katsushika Hokusai’s 36 views of Mt.Fuji all prints and for sale[…]