Ukiyo-e is the representative art of Japan.
Ukiyo-e is a painting on the theme of life, fashion, prostitutes, actors, etc., and it was popular among the common people.
There are two main techniques for expressing ukiyo-e: handwriting and woodblock prints. Woodblock prints are letterpress prints made from wooden original plates.
Until then, it was the privileged and ruling classes that were responsible for art and culture, but for the first time in the Edo period, the common people became the bearers of art.
Among them, Katsushika Hokusai was the top runner of Ukiyo-e in the late Edo period.
Hokusai's work "Thirty-six Views of Tomitake" depicting Mt. Fuji pioneered the landscape painting boom of the Edo period.
This work depicts Mt. Fuji from 36 different angles.
Hokusai started drawing this work at the age of 72. This work is known not only as an ukiyo-e but also as a masterpiece representing Japanese art.
The most famous work is "Akafuji".
This is a red drawing of the brown surface of Mt. Fuji to emphasize that it is brightly illuminated under a clear sky.
Another famous work is "The Great Wave off Kanagawa".
This is Hokusai's most widely known masterpiece in the world.
It has a dramatic composition of a ferociously high and violent swirling wave, three boats rubbed by the waves, and a glimpse of Mt. Fuji far away from the undulating waves while facing them.
Hokusai himself has released over 30,000 works in his lifetime.
Not only the paintings, but also the number of relocations, which is said to be 93 times, is also famous.
He says he has moved three times a day.
He was also a person who continued to pursue painting until his death at the age of 90.
"If Heaven keeps my life for another five years, I could be a real painter," he said.
So, here is a product commemorating the 260th anniversary of Hokusai's birth.
Collaboration scales from Tanita!
Let's experience Hokusai's art while weighing.
It is shipped from Japan.
The link destination is Japanese.
Since the price is in Japanese yen, the price will change depending on exchange rate fluctuations.
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