At the age of 44, Hokusai took on an amazing challenge: a giant portrait of the founder of Zen Buddhism.
In a new book, Raoul Ries uses his camera to weave together a new, 21st-century narrative of the mountain.
The manuscript would have been destroyed if its pages had been used to create a printed book during Hokusai’s lifetime.
Japanese citizens are set to receive new passports, and they will salute Katsushika Hokusai, the renowned ukiyo-e printmaker and painter.
Centuries-old Japanese ukiyo-e have received a delightful update, transformed into animated scenes that sometimes include surprising, modern imagery.
If you want to hear a terrifying ghost story this Halloween, look to Japan.
The major difference between this and other exhibitions of Japanese moku hanga (woodblock printing) is that the prints were all made as pattern and design books for the Japanese textile market.