Katsushika Hokusai, Ukiyo-e & Edo Period Japan
Who was Hokusai?
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- Born 23rd day of 9th month of the 10th year of the Horeki period (October 1760) in Edo, Japan
- Apprenticed to a wood-block engraver
- At the age of 18 he was apprenticed to the Ukiyo-e artist Katsukawa Shunsho.
- Shunsho grants Hokusai his first name change, dubbing him Shunro
- Died May 10th in Edo