Most westerners will only know one of Katsushika Hokusai’s print work – the wave or “In the Hollow of a Wave off the Coast at Kanagawa” (that’s the full title of this woodblock print)
This short film animates some of his work and introduces you to the life of this great Japanese artist. Animation designer Tony White created this video 30 years ago – it won him the British Academy Award for Best Short Factual Film – and it’s still an outstanding piece of animation.
If you want to learn more on Katsushika Hokusai here are some links to get you started:
Wikipedia on Hokusai
36 Views of Mount Fuji
Jim Breen’s Ukiyo-E Gallery
short video with stills of Katsushika Hokusai’s work.
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