Katsushika Hokusai, Ukiyo-e artist
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was the leading ukiyo-e artist and printmaker of the later Edo period. In his time, he was also Japan’s foremost expert on Chinese painting. Hokusai has created the ” Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” in response to a domestic travel boom and also partly because his personal obsession with Mount Fuji. He has painted the Great Wave off Kanagawa during the 1820s which secured Hokusai’s fame both in Japan and internationally.