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In Japan, there is a special kind of painting called "ukiyo-e." The word literally means "pictures of the floating world." Ukiyo-e are woodblock prints. This form of art is widely known through the paintings of Hokusai, especially his famous "Great Wave."
Many ukiyo-e artists left their mark on this style of painting. But the last great master of the form was Yoshitoshi (1839 - June 9, 1892). Yoshitoshi worked during a time when Japan was modernizing. Artists were tur...
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