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Katsushika Hokusai's Views of Mt. Fuji 2011 Calendar

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Katsushika Hokusai‘s (1760-1849) 36 Views of Mt. Fuji are legendary, of which this calendar contains thirteen. Born in Edo, Japan, Hokusai is one of the greatest masters of Japanese woodblock print and one of the greatest creative geniuses of all time. At age 75 Hokusai wrote: “From the age of five I have had a mania for sketching the forms of things. From about the age of fifty I produced a number of designs, yet of all I drew prior to the age of seventy there is truly nothing of great note. At the age of seventy-two I finally apprehended something of the true quality of birds, animals, insects, fish and of the vital nature of grasses and trees. Therefore, at eighty I shall have made some progress, at ninety I shall have penetrated even further the deeper meaning of things, at one hundred I shall have become truly marvelous, and at one hundred and ten, each dot, each line shall surely possess a life of its own. I only beg that others of sufficiently long life take care to note the truth of my words.”

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