Japanese Art Gallery
This gallery gathers public domain works.
※ Works that passed the copyright protection period after the death of the author are posted.
the Waterfalls of the Provinces
|the Waterfalls of the Provinces （諸国滝廻り）|
A Tour of the Waterfalls of the Provinces (Shokoku taki meguri) is a series of landscape woodblock prints by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
Completed c. 1833?34 and containing eight prints, it was the first ukiyo-e series to approach the theme of falling water, and was acclaimed for its innovative and expressive depictions. The waterfalls take up most of each sheet, dwarfing the scenes' human inhabitants, and are rendered by Hokusai with a powerful sense of life, reflecting his animistic beliefs.