Japanese Woodblock Print 18 - Ryogokubashi in Summer by Hokusai Katsushika
Woodblock print (Woodblock printing in Japan (木版画, moku-hanga) is a technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre of single sheets, but it was also used for printing books in the same period)
Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾 北斎, circa October 31, 1760 - May 10, 1849) was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He was influenced by Sesshu and other styles of Chinese painting. Born in Edo (now Tokyo), Hokusai is best known as an author of the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 Fugaku Sanjūroku-kei, c.1831) which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s.