Japan Airlines’ Journey to the World of Hokusai

By Anna Breuer on 28 February 2018
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IMG_2208Japan Airlines held a launch event at Grand Central Terminal in New York City on Wednesday to celebrate its partnership with the Sumida Hokusai Museum with a special “Journey to the World of Hokusai” presentation.

Hokusai, who was born in 1760 in Edo (now Tokyo) and died in 1849, was a renowned artist, ukiyo-e painter, and printermaker. The museum is in the northeastern part of the city, where Hokusai spent most of his life.

One of his most famous works is the woodblock print series Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji, which includes the iconic print The Great Wave off Kanagawa. Indeed, it was this series that allowed him to gain worldwide recognition

In 1811, Hokusai, after changing his name to Taito, created the Hokusai Manga, his largest work, which is comprised of thousands of images in 15 volumes. The work was an immediate success, noted for how it recognized the world in artistic realism.

In 1999, Hokusai was the only Japanese person listed in Life Magazine’s feature story, The 100 Most Important Events and People of the Past 1000 Years.

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