• I was born in Edo, modern Tokyo, in 1760.
  • At a young age I was apprenticed to a wood-engraver, under whom I mastered the conventional surimono or commemorative paintings and book illustrations.
  • I quickly abandoned the traditional styles of engraving for coloured woodcut designs of the ukiyo-e school, which treated commonplace objects in an expressionist manner.
  • I became the undoubted master of the ukiyo-e. I was particularly adept at landscapes, with my 36 Views of Mount Fuji (1826-1833) gathering renown.
  • My work greatly influenced the French Impressionists.

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