The Life of Hokusai on All About Japan

Alice Gordenker Ukiyoe Hokusai Nagata Collection ukiyoe

No doubt you’ve seen this iconic image of a huge wave that seems about to crash on Mt. Fuji. You probably also know that it was created by Hokusai, one of the very few Japanese artists to have achieved and maintained worldwide name recognition. But what else do you know about Hokusai, who changed his style as often as he changed his name? On the All About Japan website, arts writer Alice Gordenker traces his journey while sharing a representative work from each stage of his prolific career, all from a single collection. Where is that collection? You may be surprised. Find out by reading the article on All About Japan.


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