Hokusai (1760 - 1849 )

The Japanese artist Hokusai Katsushika was born in Edo as Tamekazu Nakajima. Adopted by the mirror maker Ise Nakajima, Hokusai was raised as an artisan, learning to engrave at an early age. By age 14, he served as an apprentice to a woodcarver, by age 18 he began to study ukiyo-e with Shunsho. Hokusai dedicated himself to the Katsukawa school until 1785, when he was dismissed due to a disagreement with Shunsho. Between 1785 and 1797 Hokusai produced many prints, including surimono (lavish, privately commissioned prints), brush paintings and book illustrations under several different go (artist names). In 1797, Hokusai freed himself of all school associations and became an independent artist under the name Hokusai, though he continued to use a wide array of go. He released the first of his Hokusai Manga volumes in 1814, capturing the spectrum of daily life with a spontaneous and sketch-like quality.


Hokusai achieved great fame through his meisho-e (famous place pictures), such as the acclaimed series Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji (1826-1833), which includes the iconic Great Wave Off Kanagawa. Hokusai’s woodblock prints incorporated aspects of one-point perspective and daring composition into his landscapes. Hokusai revolutionized the Japanese landscape, capturing familiar locations with innovative techniques. In the 1820s, Prussian blue entered Japan through Dutch traders at Nagasaki. Hokusai was quick to explore this new pigment. This rich, opaque shade can be seen in Hokusai’s later woodblock prints, lending the compositions a greater sense of depth than traditional colorants.


Between 1817 and 1835, Hokusai’s personal life was unsettled. While his artistic career flourished and his students proliferated, two of Hokusai’s marriages ended. Continually changing residences, he moved between Edo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto. He passed away on May 10th, 1849. Even after his death, Hokusai’s artwork had a profound influence on Western art and the development of Japonisme.

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Toto Shokei Ichiran (Great Views of Toto) Vol.I & Vol.II

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Toto Shokei Ichiran (Great Views of Toto) Vol.I & Vol.II

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Fuji on the Swell

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Fuji on the Swell

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Banana Garden at Chuto (Nakashima)

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Banana Garden at Chuto (Nakashima)

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The Cushion Pine at Aoyama

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The Cushion Pine at Aoyama

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Writing Kit, Brushes, Scissors and Cloth

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Writing Kit, Brushes, Scissors and Cloth

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Eating and Drinking on New Year

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Eating and Drinking on New Year

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Beauty with Lantern Looking at Plum Blossoms in Snow

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Tiger Under Waterfall

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Numazu: Travelers Looking at Sengan Waterway

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Numazu: Travelers Looking at Sengan Waterway

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The Season of Chrysanthemums

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The Season of Chrysanthemums

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Okabe

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Okabe

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Grasses of the Four Seasons

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Grasses of the Four Seasons

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Minakuchi

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Minakuchi

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Shono

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Shono

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Kakegawa

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Kakegawa

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Sudden Shower at Okido, Tamagawa

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Sudden Shower at Okido, Tamagawa

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Autumn Outing

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Autumn Outing

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Travelers in Sagami Province

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Travelers in Sagami Province

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Fujisawa

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Fujisawa

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Fukuroi

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Fukuroi

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Mitsuke

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Mitsuke

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Street Vendor at the Shrine

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Street Vendor at the Shrine

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Cold Day at Kudanzaka Hill

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Cold Day at Kudanzaka Hill

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Fujieda

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