Category Archives: Japanese Art

Hokusai and Manga

Since I’ve been recently meditating on the connection between Picasso and comics and fine art and comics in general, and just having posted on Hokusai, I was reminded that Hokusai himself did a book of Manga (the contemporary name for … Continue reading

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Following the post on Sharaku, I’m reminded of Hokusai, who it’s been theorized was actually Sharaku. This theory derives from the fact that Hokusai went absent at the time that Sharaku made his sudden appearance. I don’t find the theory … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Sharaku

One of the great mysteries of art was the Japanese artist Sharaku. He appeared out of nowhere and even his reality is questioned. Like the mystery of exactly who Shakespeare was, there is not only uncertainty as to who Sharaku … Continue reading

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