The museum's collection includes excellent prints by the renowned Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849). Among the museum’s holdings are two of this artist’s most iconic works, popularly known as Red Fuji and The Great Wave. A recent gift from Max Palevsky added to the museum’s collection a complete set of the eight prints from Hokusai’s A Tour of Waterfalls in the Provinces.
In addition to these color woodblock prints, the current exhibition also features pages from woodblock printed books as well as preparatory drawings. Loans from the Barbara Bowman Collection include several surimono—commissioned prints made for specific occasions that typically employ special techniques or materials.
This exhibition was made possible through the recent gift by Max Palevsky of the complete set of Hokusai’s legendary series A Tour of Waterfalls in the Provinces, and through generous loans from the Barbara Bowman Collection.
Pavilion for Japanese Art