Sunday, September 25, 2011

Katsushika Hokusai

Before I came out west to southwestern British Columbia from southwestern Ontario, I had already bought a couple of good-sized books on Japanese woodblock prints. I have since collected a number of calendars on the subject. The above image is from a colour print by Katsushika Hokusai who lived from 1760 to 1849. In English the print is called :Behind the Great Wave at Kanagawa ("36 Views of Mount Fuji"). Check Wikipedia and other sources for more information if interested.

Before I came out here, I also gave my cousin's wife a Japanese fan (large) that my mother had acquired. As it turns out, my cousin's wife also likes the same artwork! I was in a box and was part of my mother's estate after her passing in 1999. - V


DeepBlue said...

Love japanese art and cuisine. I started to learn the language some 8 or 9 years ago but I'm still far from being able to have a decent conversation with any Japanese men!

I take part of a serie called Haiku Monday where a bunch of blogger try themselves at this particular japanese poetic art form. Every week I post some japanese prints on my post. If you have time, please pay a little visit to my last participation.


SpiritMountainGuy said...

Jon,I love Japanese art, food and music. I even learned a few Japanese words back in the 1980s but not enough to conduct a decent conversation.

I'll have a look at the link you provided on Saturday or Sunday since I'm off work for the weekend.

I hope you have an awesome weekend! Its definitely autumn here! - V