Act twelve of the Kanadehon Chushingura By Katsushika, Hokusai. Junidanme Print shows the night attack on the villa and the capture of Morono (Kira). Scene from act twelve of the play Chushingura or revenge of the 47 Ronin.
Japanese painter and wood engraver, born in Edo (now Tokyo). He is considered one of the outstanding figures of the Ukiyoe, or "pictures of the floating world" (everyday life), school of printmaking. Hokusai is generally more appreciated in the West than in Japan. His prints, as well as those by other Japanese printmakers, were imported to Paris in the mid 19th century