About "Hokusai Katsushika"
Hokusai-Katsushik was ukiyo-e print artist who lived from 1760 to 1849, and he is famous for Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and Hokusai Manga etc., and he was respected for his art from ukiyo-e print artists of the same period.
He may be had the habit of copying the shape of things from 6 years old, and he became a pupil of Shunshou-Katsukawa around 19 years old in 1778 and It seems that he learned beautiful women paintings and actor prints, he was named Shunrou-Katsukawa and trained under Shunshou for 13 years.
After that, Hokusai studied under those masters including Souri-Tawaraya of the Korin school and Torin-Tutumi of the Edo Kano school from the age of 32 in 1792, and for 9 years until the age of 41, mainly worked for pictures painted by hand, formed a family, and named himself as Souri-Tawaraya II, Souri-Hokusai and Gakyojin.
The performance of Hokusai at the age of 44 in 1804, drew a picture of a big daruma doll on about 199㎡ of large paper, spread his name throughout Japan. In 1814 at the age of 54, when he named Taito, reduced his works of Yomihon, he published first edition of Hokusai Manga, as if all things in nature were written down. In 1834 at the age of 74, he published first edition of famous Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, based on sketches of 2 years travel to Kansai area from 1812.
Hokusai died at a sub-temple of Senso-ji in Edo at the age of 90 in 1849, and His grave is located at Seikyou-ji in Moto-asakusa, Taito-ku at present.