Frank Witkam is an associate fellow in the department of curatorial planning at the Tokyo National Museum, and part-time lecturer of Japanese art history at Rikkyo University. He received his BA and M.A from Leiden University, and studied Japanese art history at Kyoto University and Keio University with scholarships issued by the Japanese government. He mainly publishes about Japanese woodblock prints, and has translated and edited various publications on Japanese art.

【永遠の北斎】『神奈川沖浪裏(グレート・ウェーブ)』の尽きせぬ魅力

  巨大な浪が富士山の上にそびえたち、今まさに神奈川の沖合で3隻の漁船を飲み込もうとしている―。一見シンプルなコンセプトのようだが、北斎の「神奈川沖浪裏」が最初に登場してから200年近く経った今なお、そのイメージはこれまで以上に高く評価され