1. journalofanobody:

    I await my beloved 
    who is not yet here.
    The moon in the pines
    and voice of the wind
    provoke my longing.

    — Otagaki Rengetsu

     



    (Image: Katsushika Hokusai Pine Tree and Full Moon, 1848)

     
  2. KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Twilight at Sensô-ji Temple, Asakusa   浅草寺の入相

    from the book Ehon Sumidagawa ryôgan ichiran (Pictures of Both Banks of the Sumida River)   絵本隅田川両岸一覧

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    (Source: mfa.org)

     
  3. KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Sparrows and Wisteria 藤に雀 

    Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

    (Source: mfa.org)

     
  4. KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Three birds perched on branches, one with blossoms

    1 drawing on thin handmade paper : ink wash, color

    (Source: loc.gov)

     
  5. Feminine wave 女浪
    Masculine wave 男浪

    KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    decorative ceiling paintings   1844   via

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  6. KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Gift cover (fukusa 袱紗繪)  1844

    Silk plain weave with ink and color  More

     
  7. KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Eagle and Cherry Blossoms 鷲に桜図 

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  8. KATSUSHIKA Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Goldfinch and Cherry Tree 鶯 垂桜 1834

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  9. Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Carps and turtles   鯉図

     
  10. Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Swimming turtles 游亀

     
  11. Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Ducks in Flowing Water  流水に鴨図

     
  12. Katsushika Hokusai(葛飾北斎 Japanese, 1760-1849)

    Willow and swallows   柳に燕図