Holding nature to be sacred, Hokusai introduced landscape, plant and animal prints as a worthy subject of the ukiyo-e genre, resisting its obsession with portraits of courtesans, actors and other pop cultural subjects. A humble, eight-part series, A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces followed upon the success of his internationally renown Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It was the first ukiyo-e series to approach the theme of falling water, and one of the first to make extensive use of the newly-introduced pigment Prussian blue. Choosing waterfalls in regions that were well-known to contemporary pilgrims and travelers, Hokusai capitalized upon the rising popularity of tourism in Edo period Japan.
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Katsushika Hokusai : “Yoro Waterfall in Mino Province” (c. 1832)
Archival Inkjet on Matte Finish Fine Art Paper
The Ibis’s giclée process uses archival pigment inks on 100% cotton rag paper to achieve crisp detail and rich, lasting color. Unlike posters, they will not yellow with time, but will maintain their original quality for as long as you own them. If you are unhappy with your print for any reason, you are welcome to return it for a full refund.