Monday, 20 October 2014

Katsushika Hokusai – part 5

Self-Portrait 1839
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a Japanese ukiyo-e (pictures of the floating world) painter and printmaker and painter, born in Edo (now Tokyo), and is best known for his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji c. 1830-35 which includes the internationally recognized print The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

Hokusai created the series both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji itself. It was this series that secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and overseas.

This is part 5 of a 19 - part post on the works Katsushika Hokusai. For full biographical notes see part 1 and for earlier works see parts 1 - 4 also.



1805-06c Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Art Institute of Chicago, IL)


1805-06c Akasaka, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Arai, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Awasaki, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Chiriyu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Ejiri, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Fuchu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Fujieda, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Fujikawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Fujisawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Fukoroi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Futagawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Goyu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Hakone, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Hamamatsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Hara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Hiratsuka, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Hodogaya, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Ishi Yakushi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Ishibel, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kakegawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx


1805-06c Kambara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kameyama, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kanagawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kanaya, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kusatsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kuwana, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Kyoto, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Maisaka, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Mariko, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Minakuchi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Mishima, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Mitsuki, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Miya, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Narumi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Nihonbashi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Nissaka, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Numatsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Odawara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Okabe, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Okazaki, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx


1805-06c Okitsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Oslo, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Otsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Ouchiyama, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Sakanoshita, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Seki, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Shimada, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Shinagawa, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Shirasuka, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Shono, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Totsuka, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Tsuchiyama, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Yokkaichi, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Yoshida, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx

1805-06c Yoshiwara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido colour woodblock print 24 x 18.3 cm approx