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[…]

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[…]

Hishikawa Moronobu’s Beauty Looking Back painting

“Beauty Looking Back” <img width=”505″ height=”1024″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project-505×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?w=505&amp;ssl=1 505w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?resize=74%2C150&amp;ssl=1 74w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/505px-Hishikawa_Moronobu_-_Beauty_Looking_Back_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg?resize=148%2C300&amp;ssl=1 148w” sizes=”(max-width: 505px) 100vw, 505px” /> <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 /> One of the most popular paintings which depict a beauty stands in Japan and it is also the most famous artwork by Read more about Hishikawa Moronobu’s Beauty Looking Back painting[…]

Japanese samurai warrior woodblock prints (musha-e of ukiyo-e)

The heroes for the people of Edo with ukiyoe woodblock prints Kabuki and <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> are the amenities for the townspeople in Edo period (1603-1683). Samurai and ancient battle were one of the popular themes of the theatrical performance and woodblock printing. The stories of samurai made them excited and grieved same as today.    Though there were Read more about Japanese samurai warrior woodblock prints (musha-e of ukiyo-e)[…]

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Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float

Hokusai’s outstanding Dragon painting in Obuse, Nagano Prefecture The painting of “Dragon” on the ceiling of the festival float of Higashimachi is owned by  Hokusai Museum in Obuse City. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) visited the small city four times. Even at the first visit, he was over eighty (the average life span of Japanese people at that time was Read more about Hokusai’s Dragon painting on the festival float[…]