Act nine of the Kanadehon Chushingura By Katsushika, Hokusai. Kudanme Print shows two women, possibly Tonase and Konami, and Honzo, looking at a map of Moronos villa, and Rikiya, standing, about to draw his sword. Scene from act nine 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