Hokusai Erotic Woodblock Print Azuma Yogoro
From our collection is this hard to find soft erotic Woodblock Print by Hokusai titled “Azuma Yogoro”. With fine detail and colour on hand made washi with excellent bleed through to the verso. Printed in the 1970s by Takamizawa Woodblock Print Production with printers and Hokusai’s seal.
Approximate dimensions are sheet size 30.5 cm height and 23 cm width. Approximate dimensions of print 27 cm height and 19.5 cm width.
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Katsushika Hokusai 1760 – 1849
Hokusai was born to an artisan family in Edo, Japan. His childhood name was Tokitarō. His father never made Hokusai an heir and it is possible that his mother was a concubine. Hokusai began painting around the age of six.
At 12 Hokusai went to work in a bookshop and at 14 he also became an apprentice to a wood-carver. At 18 he was also accepted into the studio of Katsukawa Shunshō where he would learn to master the art of ukiyo-e. Ukiyo-e focused on images of the courtesans as well as Kabuki actors who were popular in Japan cities at the time.
Hokusai also changed the subjects of his works from the images of courtesans and actors. Instead, his work became focused on landscapes and images of the daily life of Japanese people from a variety of social levels. This change of subject was also a breakthrough in the world of ukiyo-e and in Hokusai’s career.