Katsushika Hokusai is one of Japan's most celebrated artists, best known for his iconic print Under the Wave off Kanagawa (or The Great Wave).
This new exhibition at the British Museum will feature 103 of his later drawings that were created during the 1820s and 1840s for an illustrated encyclopaedia called The Great Picture Book of Everything.
The pictures showcase his inimitable style and masterful brushwork, covering everything from scenes in Buddhist India, ancient China to the natural world, but also reveal that 19th-century Japan was much more intrigued by the wider world than previously thought.
For reasons unknown the book was never published, giving us the opportunity to see these exceptional works which would otherwise have been destroyed during the woodblock printing process.
Alongside the original brush drawings will be Hokusai's masterpiece The Great Wave, plus objects that give insight into his working practices and the intricate process by which his woodblock prints were created.
Tickets are available from £9 per person and can be purchased directly from The British Museums website or by requesting them from The Lexo Club Concierge.
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