Textile sample with blue and white ground, Japanese, late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century.

Textile sample with blue and white ground, Japanese, late Edo or early Meiji era, late 19th century.

Dave White captures the power and glory of endangered species for his new London show

Dave White captures the power and glory of endangered species for his new London show

Fujii Gyokushû, Fish in the Water, Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century.

Fujii Gyokushû, Fish in the Water, Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century.

Atomi Gyokushi, Fish In Water, Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century.

Atomi Gyokushi, Fish In Water, Japanese, Meiji era, late 19th century.

Hag of Hell  Japanese, Edo period  Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861, Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

Hag of Hell Japanese, Edo period Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797–1861, Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper, MFA

Yashima Gakutei, Pangu (Banko shi), from the series A Set of Ten Famous Numerals for the Katsushika Circle (Katsushikaren meisu juban), about 1821

Yashima Gakutei, Pangu (Banko shi), from the series A Set of Ten Famous Numerals for the Katsushika Circle (Katsushikaren meisu juban), about 1821

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI, FINE WIND, CLEAR WEATHER, ALSO KNOWN AS RED FUJI, FROM THE SERIES THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI, JAPANESE, EDO PERIOD, ABOUT 1830–31 Woodblock print; ink and color on paper.

KATSUSHIKA HOKUSAI, FINE WIND, CLEAR WEATHER, ALSO KNOWN AS RED FUJI, FROM THE SERIES THIRTY-SIX VIEWS OF MOUNT FUJI, JAPANESE, EDO PERIOD, ABOUT 1830–31 Woodblock print; ink and color on paper.

Including some 50 stunning and unusual paintings, prints and drawings from the peerless Hokusai collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book is a treasure trove that introduces readers to a witty, wide-ranging and inimitably ingenious Hokusai.

Including some 50 stunning and unusual paintings, prints and drawings from the peerless Hokusai collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, this book is a treasure trove that introduces readers to a witty, wide-ranging and inimitably ingenious Hokusai.

Hokusai, Female Poet, from the series Five Poetic Immortals (Gokasen)   The Five Poetic Immortals who served in the court of the empress Shôshi (later Jôtômon'in) are Akazome Emon, Izumi Shikibu, Murasaki Shikibu, Uma no Naishi, and Ise no Ôsuke. http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/female-poet-from-the-series-five-poetic-immortals-gokasen-212811

Hokusai, Female Poet, from the series Five Poetic Immortals (Gokasen) The Five Poetic Immortals who served in the court of the empress Shôshi (later Jôtômon'in) are Akazome Emon, Izumi Shikibu, Murasaki Shikibu, Uma no Naishi, and Ise no Ôsuke. http://www.mfa.org/collections/object/female-poet-from-the-series-five-poetic-immortals-gokasen-212811

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