Katsushika Hokusai is a renowned ukiyo-e artist of the late Edo Period. He called himself "Gakyojin" or "Man Crazy about Drawing," and tirelessly studied artistic techniques from Japan and abroad throughout his 90-year life. He had a great passion for portraying everything under the sun. Now, to celebrate the 260th anniversary of his birth, we have created a collection of Hokusai's greatest works, "The Best Selections from the Works of Hokusai". From the unknown masterpieces created as a young to the gems produced in his later years as an accomplished master, a total of 20 select works are showcased in this exclusive collection.

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is a preeminent ukiyo-e artist of the Edo Period. He was born in present-day Sumida-ku Tokyo. He was obsessed about drawing from a very young age and became a pupil of the popular ukiyo-e artist Katsukawa Shunsho when he was 19 years old. He studied various styles and schools of art from Japan, China and the West, and ventured into various genres of ukiyo-e to establish his own unique style. He was completely obsessed about capturing the essence of anything and everything under the sun. Even in old age his creative urge did not wane, and he remained a prolific artist to the end of his 90-year life. Still today, the vast number of works, wide-ranging styles and overwhelming skill and creativity make the world of Hokusai deeply engaging and captivating for people around the world.

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October 2020 marks the 260th anniversary of Hokusai's birth. To commemorate the anniversary, The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints created a selection of 20 select masterpieces, "The Best Selections from the Works of Hokusai". From the first nishiki-e (picture that resembles a colorful embroidered silk brocade) entitled "The actor Nakamura Riko in the role of the wife of Fukukiyo" produced in the days when Hokusai called himself "Katsukawa Shunro," his early bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) and experimental Western-style like landscapes, to the seminal pieces such as "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" and "Red Fuji" that Hokusai created in his seventies as he continued to pursue all forms of expression, the selection of masterpieces provides a comprehensive view of the life of the artist Katsushika Hokusai. Such an extensive series could only be produced by The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, which has produced over 1200 kinds of ukiyo-e reproduction including 130 works of Hokusai. We hope you enjoy the masterpieces of Hokusai, which have been painstakingly reproduced by artisans who are thoroughly familiar with his artistic styles.

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  • The actor Nakamura Riko in the role of the wife of Fukukiyo

    The actor Nakamura Riko
    in the role
    of the wife of Fukukiyo

  • Everyone has his Faults A girl with a hozuki in her mouth

    Everyone has his Faults
    A girl with a hozuki
    in her mouth

  • Landscape at Ushigafuchi

    Landscape at Ushigafuchi

  • Benten Shrine at Haneda

    Benten Shrine at Haneda

  • Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji The Great Wave off Kanagawa

    Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji
    The Great Wave off
    Kanagawa

  • Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji Red Fuji

    Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji
    Red Fuji

  • Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji The Lone Fisherman at Kajikazawa

    Thirty-six Views of Mt.FujiThe Lone Fisherman at Kajikazawa

  • Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji Inume Pass in Kai Province

    Thirty-six Views of Mt.FujiInume Pass in Kai Province

  • Thirty-six Views of Mt.Fuji Lumber yard at Tatekawa, Honjo

    Thirty-six Views of Mt.FujiLumber yard at Tatekawa, Honjo

  • Tour of Waterfalls in Various Province Kirifuri Waterfall at Mt.Kurokami in Shimotsuke Province

    Tour of Waterfalls
    in Various Province
    Kirifuri Waterfall
    at Mt.Kurokami
    in Shimotsuke Province

  • Tour of Waterfalls in Various Province Amida Waterfall Inner Mt.Kiso

    Tour of Waterfalls
    in Various Province

    Amida Waterfall
    Inner Mt.Kiso

  • Bullfinch and Dropping Cherry

    Bullfinch and
    Dropping Cherry

  • Famous Bridges in Various Provinces Suspension Bridge at the Border Hida and Echizen Province

    Famous Bridges
    in Various Provinces

    Suspension Bridge
    at the Border Hida and
    Echizen Province

  • Famous Bridges in Various Provinces Hanging Cloud Bridge at Gyodo-zan, Ashikaga

    Famous Bridges
    in Various Provinces

    Hanging Cloud Bridge
    at Gyodo-zan, Ashikaga

  • Flock of Chickens

    Flock of Chickens

  • Blossoming Irises and Grasshopper

    Blossoming Irises and
    Grasshopper

  • Bellflower and Dragon-fly

    Bellflower and Dragon-fly

  • A Thousand Views of the Sea and Waterside Fishing Boats at Choshi

    A Thousand Views of
    the Sea and Waterside
    Fishing Boats at Choshi

  • Snow, Moon and Flower Moon over Yodo River

    Snow, Moon and Flower
    Moon over Yodo River

  • Bunya no Asayasu

    Bunya no Asayasu

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Price 260,000yen(excluding tax)

Included
in set
Collection of 20 ukiyo-e reproductions
Description of each print
Storage album
Adachi original frame for ukiyo-e
(outer size: 40.0x55.0cm、weight 2.8kg)
Paper used Echizen kizuki hosho washi
(produced by living national treasure Ichibei Iwano)
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