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‘Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave’ at the British Museum

‘Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave’ at the British Museum


Katushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is one of Japan’s most internationally renowned artists. From mythical beasts to landscapes to the divine, he was painting right until his death. In fact, his career peaked when he was in his sixties, after which his most important works were produced. The British Museum’s ‘Hokusai: the Great Wave’ exhibition is the … Continue reading

Hokusai comes to the British Museum

Hokusai comes to the British Museum


Most people with an interest in Japanese culture will have at the very least heard of Katsushika Hokusai, considered by many to be Japan’s greatest artist. His most iconic print, ‘The Great Wave’ and other works will be coming to the British Museum in the exhibition ‘Hokusai: beyond the Great wave’ (25 May – 13 … Continue reading

Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art

Shunga: Sex and Pleasure in Japanese Art


Note: The pictures below are of an erotic nature and contain people having sex. Need I say more? I think it’s fair to say that, traditionally, the British are very prudish about sex and porn, but in Japan it’s all very much out in the open. This is one of the reasons why I went … Continue reading