These high-quality note cards feature 12 beloved Hokusai prints. The artist behind the world-famous The Great Wave off Kanagawa, Hokusai lived and worked in what is now modern day Tokyo during the Edo Period. Hokusai Prints Note Cards are an excellent value--a fraction of the price of other fine art note cards with accompanying envelopes. These elegant blank note cards are printed with twelve different works of art.
On the back of each card is the name and year of the print.
12 folded blank note cards 6 x 4 inches (152 x 102 mm)
12 envelopes 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches (160 x 108 mm)
About the Author
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) was an influential artist and printmaker. Born in Edo (modern day Tokyo), he displayed artistic talent from a young age, and at 19 formally joined the studio of ukiyo-e artist Katsukawa Shunsho. In addition to his famous woodblock prints--the most famous of which is The Great Wave off Kanagawa (1830-32)--he also illustrated board games, drawing instruction books, paper lanterns and dioramas. Hokusai produced more than 30,000 works in his long career, and greatly influenced the impressionist painters of the nineteenth century; Monet acquired 23 of his pieces, while Degas cited Hokusai as the inspiration behind his sketches of the human form. The Tuttle Publishing Company was established in 1948 in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo, Japan and is today regarded as a premier publisher and seller of books rooted in Asian culture, language and history. Since its founding in 1948, Tuttle has published more than 6,000 books and today maintains an active backlist of around 2,000 titles. Today, Tuttle publishes 150 new titles each year focusing on Asian languages, Asian food & cooking, gardening & flower arranging, crafts & origami, children's books, martial arts, Asian literature, games & graphic novels, Asian history & culture, health & fitness, self-help & Eastern religion, Asian art & collectibles, interior design & architecture, travel guides, maps, and business books. Tuttle products are available in printed formats as well as popular eBook formats.