Mount Fuji in Edo Arts and Minds
Nippon.com greets 2012 with this reprinted article from Japan Echo on Mount Fuji, held to be the most auspicious object to appear in the first dream of the New Year. Takashina Shūji explores the mountain in art, culture, and history.
Hokusai in Full View Berlin 2011
Ever since von Siebold, a German physician, took paintings back to Europe with him, Hokusai's paintings have captivated people around the world. Seiji Nagata, curator for the exhibition in Berlin, and Kotobuki Shiriagari, a manga artist who experiments with various art forms, discuss the hidden side of Hokusai.
Hokusai drawing book (p. [17-18])
Hokusai Drawing Book. The wooden blocks for this book were created in 1812 but this printing from the original blocks was probably made during the Meiji period (late 19th C.) based on the design of the covers and the paper used
Kansei (寒声 / Sound of Cold Air)
Mary Griggs Burke assembled an unparalleled collection of Asian art — more than one thousand Japanese, Chinese and Korean masterworks spanning five millennia — between 1963 and 2012.
:Sheet 1 of 10 (Jûmaitsuzuki no ichi), from the series Comical Pictures of the One Hundred Eight Valiant Heroes of the Shuihuzhuan (Kyôga Suikoden gôketsu hyakuhachinin Kuniyoshi