Edo-period Japan and its cultural connections

How did Japan's 200-year lockdown under the Tokugawa government influence Hokusai's work?

Join curator Rosina Buckland and expert speakers Julie Nelson Davis, Timon Screech and Angus Lockyer as they explore the period in which Hokusai lived. One of the leading painters and print artists of 19th-century Japan, they'll discuss how Hokusai's work was affected by the isolationist foreign policies of the Tokugawa government, which included a ban on travel from 1639 to 1859.

Did these restrictions in fact drive a fascination with other cultures for Hokusai and the people of Japan?

Presented in partnership with the British Academy.