|The first half of the exhibition introduces you to some of the most iconic pieces of art by the Japanese master Katsushika Hokusai. A main theme surrounding them is Mount Fiji, a highly redolent and sacred symbol of Japan. The prints are known as Fugaku kei, meaning 36 views of Mt, Fuji. In the midst of this collection is Hokusai’s most recognisable print, Great Wave Off Kanagawa, which is still celebrated to this day and seen at this very exhibition in poster art, t-shirt form and more.
Amongst the paintings, a foreword from Re-Create founder Dr. Shin-Ichi Fukuoka in which he explains why he chose Hokusai’s work to demonstrate his impelling technology. He says of how Hokusai’s unique use of ukiyo-e wood prints (which are known as floating world pictures) stood out and brought the scenes to life. This, he continues, is known as Chikame, the act of the viewer holding the art, feeling and understanding the use of the artists colour and texture.