Katsushika Hokusai was a brilliant artist, ukiyo-e painter and
print maker, best known for his wood block print series Thirty-Six
Views of Mount Fuji, which contain the prints The Great Wave and
Fuji in Clear Weather. These prints are famous both in Japan and
overseas, and have left a lasting image in the worldwide art world.
Hokusai's artistic influence has stretched to have affected the Art
Nouveau style in Europe, including Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste
Renoir, and Hermann Obrist, all of whom have themes similar to