Lecture
Hokusai's thought: worlds seen and unseen

Thursday 22 June 2017,
13.30–14.30
BP Lecture Theatre

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Supported by Mitsubishi Corporation

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Hokusai did not want to simply capture the world around him on the page. He wanted to bring it to life, together with the unseen forces by which it was animated.

To understand how he did it, we need to think about how he saw the world and what he was trying to say. In this lecture, Angus Lockyer, SOAS, will explore what Hokusai thought about nature, society, history and religion.


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Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), Monk Nichiren and the seven-headed dragon deity. Hanging scroll, ink and colour on paper, 1847. Myōkōji temple, Ibaraki.