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Hokusai: Old man, crazy to paint (2017) (1843magazine.com)
73 points by tosh 6 months ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 5 comments

The 19th century printmakers like Hokusai are well known in the west. But not enough is known about the post WW2 modern masters like Kiyoshi Saito and his compatriots. I have a handful of prints from the late occupation that are wonderful. Check them out!


Awesome. I don’t know much about Japanese prints, but I’ve enjoyed a couple of David Bull binges recently.


The description of the second picture really confused me. Why would a road from Edo to Kyoto be called "Hokkaido Highway"? Turns out, it isn't. It's called "Tokaido Highway".

Tokaido is quite fascinating to me. A 500km long path, primarily traveled on foot even in the 19th century because there weren't many horses or carts. The rich were carried in hammocks by a team of 4 people.

Here's a recent short documentary about Hokusai: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTnZN08CQdI

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