Hokusai lived during a time when there wasn't a lot of contact between Japan and the West. But even so, he drew influence form Western art, and Western art was greatly influenced by his own work.

Hokusai (1760-1849) 'The Wave' CIRCA 1754. Photo by Universal History Archive/Getty Images

Topics in this Podcast: Edo period, Tokugawa period, 18th century, 19th century, biographies, Japanese history, art, Asian history, Japan, art history