Ukiyo-e Print Hokusai
'Thirty-six Views of Tomitake Kanagawa Okinami Ura'
Tokyo National Museum collection
Collotype by the Famous Benrido Atelier Kyoto
In offset printing, which is a general printing method, colors and shades are expressed by the density of small halftone dots, but in the collotype, they are expressed by continuous gradation, so it is possible to express with fine details closer to the real thing like a photograph.
Born in Edo in (1760-1849). He started painting around the age of 6 and became a master of Katsukawa Shunsho at the age of 19 and entered the ukiyo-e world, but learned various painting methods such as Kano school, Tosa school, Rinpa school, Chinese painting, and Western style painting. From around the age of 38, he issued the issue of Hokusai, and engaged in independent drawing activities in new fields such as book illustrations and picture models. It had a wide influence on Europe such as the French Impressionists. Representative works are "Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji," "A Tour of the Waterfalls," and "Hokusai Manga."