Thursday, May 21, 2015

(812) The man who taught us Fuji

Somewhere between Ueno and Asakusa, in a small temple jammed in a small road there is the grave of Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎, 1760-1849), arguably the most important artist of the ukiyo-e (浮世絵) woodblock print genre and very famous for the series of prints featuring Mt. Fuji.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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