The Russo-Japanese war was a conflict between Russia and Japan over land ownership in Manchuria and Korea.
Russia was particularly keen to gain control of the ice-free port of Port Arthur in Korea, over which the Japanese wanted to maintain their exclusive control.
French, Spanish and Italian artists are known to have been inspired by work that was so different to what was being seen in Europe during the 17th to 19th centuries.
Modern technology has made the world much smaller, but Japan continues to innovate with new art movements, such as Manga most recently.
In a few cases the word monjin ("student" or "disciple") with a teacher's or master's name would preface a signature as an acknowledgment to the artist's master (see the example at the immediate right for Shigefusa signing as a pupil of Shigeharu: 'Shigeharu monjin Shigefusa ga').The Great Wave of Kanagawa is a beautiful Japanese print by Hokusai which remains the most popular piece of art from this country within the art public of Europe and the United States, many of whom rate Japanese art as amongst the best in the world.You can buy your own copy of Hokusai's Great Wave of Kanagawa by using the links above, with framed or unframed prints, posters and wall posters all available.Such information may include the following: In addition, actor prints may include the names of the actors, the roles they performed, and the play titles.A brief summary of some commonly encountered inscriptions and seals may be of use to those unfamiliar with this aspect of Japanese prints.