Blog post about Hokusai's series of waterfall prints, currently on view in the exhibition Japanese Prints: Hokusai at LACMA, through July 21, 2013.
"Hokusai portrayed each waterfall differently, emphasizing the unique features of each site. He was the first Japanese woodblock print artist to focus on water as a design, and here we see the genius of his visual imagination. Although the Mt. Fuji series is better known, the Waterfalls series is considered Hokusai’s finest work in series form: each of the eight waterfall views is a masterpiece, and together they form an integrated whole greater than the sum of its parts."