Katsushika Hokusai Part IV “Kachô-e”


Hokusai kacho-e

Katsushika Hokusai‘s studies of birds and flowers, an artistic genre called kachô-e, are the lesser known of all his works. Kachô-e were popular in the early eighteenth century (1720s-1750s) with the Torii school of print makers. Hokusai was the first to develop kachô-e as a truly independent theme for the single-sheet print format.

Hibiscus and Sparrow

Lilies - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Lilies

Bell-Flower and Dragonfly - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.orgBell Flower and Dragonfly

Orange Orchids - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Orange Orchids

Mount Fuji with Cherry Trees in Bloom - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Mount Fuji with Cherry Tree

Plum Blossom and the Moon - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Plum Blossom and the Moon

Cranes on a Snowy Pine - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Cranes on a Snowy Pine

Peonies and Butterfly - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Peonies and Butterfly

Poppies - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Poppies

Branch of Plum - Katsushika Hokusai - www.katsushikahokusai.org

Branch of Plum

MORE

Attribution of Hokusai’s Kacho-e   http://www.viewingjapaneseprints.net/texts/topictexts/artist_varia_topics/hokusai3.html

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