The Date of Hokusai’s Great Wave – Hokusai and Aizurie Part II
🇯🇵「神奈川沖浪裏」製作年考:
北斎と藍擦絵(其の弐)

As for prints in various tones of blue exclusively, so-called aizurie, a series of probably ten prints issued by the publisher Moriya Jihei is probably the best example. It was issued without any series or print titles, and was comprised of figures, landscapes, and subjects from nature. They are small format koban prints, roughly measuring…

The Date of Hokusai’s Wave – Hokusai and Aizurie – Part I
🇯🇵「神奈川沖浪裏」製作年考:
北斎と藍擦絵(其の壱)

Quite surprisingly, we can still find various datings for one of the world’s most iconic images, the Great Wave as it is popularly called, actually titled In the Hollow of the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki namiura), one of the prints in Hokusai’s series of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei). Hokusai, Kanagawa oki namiura…