Mountain climbing pilgrims By Katsushika, Hokusai. Shonin tozan Print shows pilgrims climbing mountainside trail toward cave filled with arriving pilgrims.
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