Identifying original versus copies or fakes from Hokusai is a very difficult task. There are thousands of copies, replica's, later edition, posthumous edition, giclee reproduction, etc...
This website is dedicated to reference and evaluate each prints from Hokusai, whether they are original or copies, in order to help and educate any collectors, curators or any other person interested by the art of Hokusai.
This website started in February 2015, and we estimate that it will be more or less close to completion by 2018. Every day, prints are being added, corrections are being made, until the database is the most completed database available online about Hokusai.
If, despite the amount of references listed on the website, you need to identify a print you own, feel free to send us pictures for a free evaluation. We will help you identify your print, as either being an original or a replica, and help you estimate its current market value.
We do not buy or sell, but we sure can give you some references.
If you need to obtain a Certificate Of Authentification, we provide this full service for a nominal fee. We are a non profit organization. Any funds received are being used to finance the cost of the website, and promote the art of Hokusai worldwide.