Best known for his iconic print Under the Wave off Kanagawa, also known as the Great Wave, Katsushika Hokusai was a revolutionary printmaker. His mastery of ukiyo-e in the nineteenth century has inspired generations of artists since, and his works helped introduce the world to the delicate beauty and power of the Japanese woodblock technique. In addition to his remarkable artistic output, Hokusai was also a dedicated teacher who sought to pass down his unique understanding of color and painting to practicing artists through immensely detailed written tutorials and manuals, many of which are excerpted here, in English, for the first time.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationUS and UK
PublisherDavid Zwirner Books
Number of pages168
ISBN (Print)9781644230879
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2023


  • Japan
  • Katsushika Hokusai
  • Painting
  • Art

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