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"This book invites its readers to join RISD WS 2014 Japanese Prints class for an edifying expedition to Japan’s eight waterfalls portrayed by Katsushika Hokusai, an ukiyo-e preeminent artist, in his masterpiece print series “A Journey to the Waterfalls of Various Provinces.” In fact, this expedition is an academic endeavor undertaken by a collective of students who tried their hand at curating a museum exhibition as their art history course project. ..." -- Foreword, The Living Torrents: Hokusai's " Journey Around the Waterfalls of Various Provinces"

Contributing Authors

Jane Bak, Graham Bessellieu, Amy Chen, Julie Chon, Sofia Diaz de la Rocha, Margaret Finaly, Luis Gonzalez, Sarah Haenn, Blaine Harvey, Arielle Haut, Adele Helmers, Tevin Jackson, Lydia Kim, Christopher Lo, Anna Mouraleva, Hugo Nakashima-Brown, Francis Park, Jennifer Park, Nellie Robinson, Hyeong Geun Song, Kathleen Tess Spalty, Sixiao Tang, Erin Terui, Stephanie Wang, Rosrena Wong, Weiwei Zhou.

Publication Date

Winter 2014


traditional format (bookbinding process), japanese


Elena Varshavskaya


Ukiyo-e Prints (H791)




Katsushika Hokusai, Journey around Waterfalls of Various Provinces, Kirifuri waterfall, Aoigaoka Waterfall, Ono Waterfall, The Amida Waterfall, Yoro Waterfall, Kiyotaki Kannon Waterfall, Yoshino Waterfall


Art and Design | Japanese Studies | Theory and Criticism

The Living Torrents: Hokusai's



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