Hokusai Katsushika, Manga, Ashio Village, Mountains

japanese art authenticityAuthenticity Guaranteed

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai
Title: Mountain behind Ashio Village
Series: Hokusai Manga Volume 2
Publisher: Toheki-do
Published: 1814-1878
Condition report: Slightly trimmed on the right side, binding holes on the left, some creases.
Size: 20.6 x 15.6 cm


This print is from the Hokusai Manga (sketches) series published in 15 volumes. The first volume of the series was intended as a drawing instruction manual but Hokusai almost immediately removed the text and republished the drawings alone. The series took Hokusai on an encyclopedic venture, from seemingly insignificant depictions of everyday objects to spirits and historical figures.


Here, Hokusai depicts a mountainous landscape, typical of most of Japan. Nature was a key point of inspiration for the artist and remains the genre for which he is most well-known today.

More Information
Artist Name Hokusai Katsushika
Title Mountain behind Ashio Village
Subject Landscapes, Others
Dimensions 20.6 x 15.6 cm