Katsushika Hokusai – Creative Japanese Artist

Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was a Japanese artist of the Edo period. He is best known for the woodblock print series, thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji which includes his most recognizable work, The Great Wave off Kanagawa. He was first trained with ukiyo-e, a style of wood block prints and paintings. Later Hokusai explored other styles of art, including European styles he was exposed to through French and Dutch copper engravings. He mastered Surimono, an experimental genre of Japanese woodblock print. At the high of his career, he created the Hokusai Manga a collection of sketches of various subjects including landscapes, flora, and fauna as well as the thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji set, his most defining set. In his later years, he produced One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji which was another significant landscape series. Our collection of Hokusai patterns includes many from the Thirty-six View collection and a number of other pieces he is known for including Dragon, Carp Leaping up a Cascade, The strong Oi Pouring Sake, and Portrait of a Woman holding a Fan.

Patterns Included In This Set

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

South Wind, Clear Sky (Red Fuji)


The Dragon of Smoke Escaping from Mount Fuji

The Strong Oi Pouring Sake

Hibiscus and Sparrow

Yodo-gawa from Setsugekka, Snow, Moon and Flowers

Still Life

The Waterfall of Amida Behind the Kiso Road

Ocean Waves

Mount Fuji Reflects in Lake Kawaguchi

Kajikazawa in Kai Province

Waterwheel at Onden

Shore of Tango Bay Eijiri at Tokaido

The Fuji from Gotemba at Shinagawa on the Tokaido

Inume Pass in Kai Province


Two Men Washing a Horse in a Waterfall

Feminine Wave

Portrait of a Woman Holding a Fan

The Circular Pine Trees of Aoyama

Asakusa Honganji Temples in the Eastern Capital

Rainstorm Beneath the Summit

Under Manna Bridge at Fukagawa Edo

Boy on Mount Fuji

The Manor’s Dishes

The Fuji seen from Kanaya on the Tokaido

Carp Leaping up a Cascade

Dawn at Isawa in the Kai Province

Shichiri Beach in Sagami Province

Lake Suwa in Shinano Province

Ushibori in Hitachi Province

Pleasure District at Senju

Fuji viewed from the Rice Fields in Owari Province

The Back of Mount Fuji from the Minobu River

A Group of Mountaineers

The Timberyard at Honjo

Tsukada Island in the Musashi Province