Paul Binnie, Hokusai Waterfall, Tattoo Design

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Original Japanese woodblock print. 

Artist: Paul Binnie (1967 – )

Title: Hokusai no taki (Hokusai’s waterfall)
Series: Edo Zumi Hyaku Shoku (A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo)
Date: 2006
Edition: 57/100
Published: by the artist
Dimensions: 42.7 × 30.9 cm


The model is shown with water falling on his back, the spray of which is represented with hand-applied gofun. The theme is continued in Binnie’s seal, which this time represents a man in a barrel amongst waves (connecting to the idea of going over a waterfall in a barrel) made from the letters of the artist’s name.


Hokusai’s waterfall series is a masterpiece of his. Designed by the artist when he was in his seventies, it depicts a selection of eight waterfalls that are located all-over Japan.

More Information
Artist Name Paul Binnie
Title Hokusai no taki (Hokusai’s waterfall)
Subject Samurai & Male, Contemporary
Condition Report Excellent.
Dimensions 42.7 × 30.9 cm
Series A Hundred Shades of Ink of Edo