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Hokusai

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period best known as author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 Fugaku Sanjūroku-kei, c. 1831) which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa.
Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), or The Great Wave, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei)
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Two Figures

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Guan Yu, Chinese God of War

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Album of Sketches by Katsushika Hokusai and His Disciples

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) and others Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 14 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, jūyonpen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Album of Sketches by Katsushika Hokusai and His Disciples

The brush-inscribed text between the two roosters explains the odd dynamic of this work: A drawing of a real roostercoming to fight the woodenrooster made by Suminawa.(Suminawa ga tsukereru ki noniwatori makoto... more

Miniature Drawings

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Fisherman

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Picture Album Transmitting the Spirit: The Hokusai Drawing Style (Denshin gafu Hokusai gashiki)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

In Front of a Shop

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Sumo Wrestlers Wadagahara Jinshirō and Kachōzan Gorokichi

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Chinese Boys Learning to Write and Paint

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Woman Spinning Silk

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Sumo Wrestlers Takaneyama Yoichiemon and Sendagawa Kichigorō

Hokusai occasionally treated the sumo world in his prints. He returned to the subject briefly in the early 1790s after a decade-long absence. Here, the sumo wrestlers Wadagahara Jinshirō on the right and Kachōz... more

Shōki, the Demon Queller

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Spring in the Rice Fields

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Matsumoto Koshiro IV as Tsurifune no Sabu

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Actor Nakamura Noshio II, in Female Role, Holding a Shakuhachi (Bamboo Flute)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Ninth-Month Kabuki Dance "Kikujido"

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) , New York, NY (1936; sold to MMA). Edo period (1615–1868)

Squeaking a Ground Cherry, from the series Seven Fashionable Useless Habits (Furyu nakute nana kuse)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Men’s Stomping Dances (Otoko dōka)

Chōbunsai Eishi (Japanese, 1756–1829) Edo period (1615–1868)

Picture Book of the Pleasures of the East (Ehon azuma asobi)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Poem by Sōsei Hōshi, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Taishō period (1912–26)

Poem by Akazome Emon, from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Taishō period (1912–26)

Poem by Gon-chūnagon Masafusa (Ōe no Masafusa), from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Taishō period (1912–26)

Famous Sites of Edo

Hokusai's gift for human drama is well-represented in this scene of the Fukagawa Hachiman Shrine, part of Edo's largest religious complex east of the Sumida River. Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760... more

Spring in the Rice Fields

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Ancient Plum Tree in Bloom

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

A Snow–clad Landscape with Gray Clouds

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Print

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Crab and Rice Plant

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))

The Top of Mount Fuji

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Poem by Chūnagon Atsutada (Fujiwara no Asatada), from the series One Hundred Poems Explained by the Nurse (Hyakunin isshu uba ga etoki)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Taishō period (1912–26)

Cage of Fireflies at Dawn in Summer

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Fine Views of the Eastern Capital at a Glance (Tōto meisho ichiran)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 15 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, jūgohen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Meiji period (1868–1912)

Courtiers and Urchins, frontispiece for the album Brocade Prints of the Thirty-six Poetesses

In 1801 Hokusai provided a frontispiece to an album by the ukiyo-e master Chōbunsai Eishi (1756–1829), who elegantly portrayed thirty-six female poets. The frontispiece reveals the lyricism typical of Hokusai's... more

Print

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Print

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Lives of Courtesans at Itako

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Weaving Factory

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Collection of Short Poems in Chinese from Itako (Itako zekku shū)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Metal Carver

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Swordsmith

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Picture Book of the Pleasures of the East (Ehon azuma asobi)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Illustrated Book of Humorous Poems "Mountain on Mountain"

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Still Life: Double Cherry-Blossom Branch, Telescope, Sweet Fish, and Tissue Case

The two poems in the upper part of the print were composed by Asakusa-an (1755–1821) and his contemporary Teika-an on the theme of cherry blossoms. In this pleasing composition, the motifs are limited to double... more

Picture Book of Kyōka Poems: Mountains upon Mountains (Ehon kyōka yama mata yama)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

New Year's Day at the Ogiya Seiro

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

New Year's Day at the Ōgiya Brothel, Yoshiwara

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Mariko

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

An Illustrated New Edition of Suikoden (The Water Margin) (Shinpen suiko gaden)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Panoramic Views of Both Banks of the Sumida River at a Glance (Ehon Sumidagawa ryōgan ichiran)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Shower at the New Yanagi Bridge

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Masks of Oni (Demon) and Uzume (Goddess of Good Fortune)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Seven Gods of Good Fortune

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Loyal Songs of Itako (Chūkō itakobushi)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Drunken Asaina

Hokusai's extraordinary achievement in print art has overshadowed his great talent as a painter. In this painting, Asaina Saburō, the legendary hero of Herculean strength, is enshrined in the small domain of th... more

River Scene with Bridge in Foreground

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Mountains of Husband and Wife (Onnyo imoseyama)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Story of Aoto Fujitsuna

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 2 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, nihen )

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

A Realistic Sketchbook by Hokusai (Hokusai shashin gafu)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Young Ladies Paying Homage to a Shrine

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Peonies and Irises, from the album "Pictures after Nature"

These prints comprise two of the fifteen color illustrations in the large-scale Pictures after Nature, a deluxe folding album. All the pictures were carefully printed on heavy paper of excellent quality. Images... more

Young Women Visiting a Shinto Shrine

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Mixed Verses on Jōruri (Puppet Theater) (Ehon jōruri zekku)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Picture Book with Mixed Verses on Jōruri (Puppet Theater) (Ehon jōruri zekku)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Bird-and-Flower Paintings

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Women Preparing Tea Around the Fire-Holder

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 5 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, gohen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

View of Saruhashi (Monkey Bridge)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 8 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, hachihen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

The Quick Pictorial Dictionary (Ehon hayabiki)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Examples of Hokusai's Drawing

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 10 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, jūhen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 9 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, kyūhen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 4 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, yonhen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing the Form of Things: Hokusai Sketchbooks, volume 7 (Denshin kaishu: Hokusai manga, nanahen)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Print

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Mystical Bird (Karyōbinga)

This surimono New Year's card depicts a mystical Buddhist bird (karyōbinga in Japanese; kalavinca in Sanskrit) characterized by a bird's body and a human head. It is said that one can never tire of listening to... more

Various Pictures by Hokusai (Hokusai soga)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Poppies in the Wind

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Print

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo))

Ashi Clam, from the series "Genroku Kasen Kai-awase"

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Cherry Shell, from the series Genroku Poetry Shell Games

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Miyako Shell

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Horse Pattern (Koma shōbu), from the series Horses

This surimono is one of thirty-three prints in a set that was commissioned for the year of the horse in 1822. However, the images are not of horses but are conjured up from words associated with the animal. The... more

Transmitting the Spirit, Revealing Form of Things: Picture Album of Drawings at One Stroke (Denshin kaishu ippitsu gafu)

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Sparrows and Chrysanthemums

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Yellow Chrysanthemums on a Blue Ground

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Sparrows

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)

Fall of Aoiga Oka, Yedo

Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1760–1849 Tokyo (Edo)) Edo period (1615–1868)