Katsushika Hokusai

The painter found something much more important than grandeur in ‘ukiyo-e’: the messy realities of everyday life 

By Darran Anderson

An expert claims that the night sky in Van Gogh’s painting echoes the turbulence of Hokusai’s print

A photograph taken by a Miyako City official on 11 March 2011 of the tsunami breaching an embankment and flowing into the  city of Miyako in Iwate prefecture, Japan

After the tsunami: the role of disaster in Japan’s artistic psyche

By Philip Brophy and Kyoji Maeda