Hokusai Cranes Print. Ukiyo-e dating from 1823 during the Edo Period. Hokusai’s Cranes from Quick Lessons in Simplified Drawing is one of his most beloved works. A simple but elegant sketch of sixteen Japanese cranes, this piece captures all the fluidity and motion of Hokusai’s more complex works. A great gift for fans of Katsushika Hokusai, cranes, and Japanese art.