Collection: Katsushika Hokusai

"Katsushika" refers to his birthplace in Edo, and "Hokusai" means "studio in the north." Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese kiyo-e artist and visual artist, has gone through more than 30 different names throughout her career. Although changing one's name was a common practice among Japanese artists at the time, Hokusai took another step. Without changing his name, Hokusai did not like to stay in one place for long, and by the end of his life, he had moved 93 times. He was accepted as Old Man Crazy To Paint and created his best work in his 70s.