Katsushika Hokusai, drawing on the floor

Yesterday, I visited the Sumida Hokusai Museum. One thing that stood out to me was his rather modest studio; there was a replica in the museum. Hokusai drew on the ground! 

Creativity is not about the tools, it’s not about breaking through constraints; it’s about working with what you’ve got. 

I didn’t take a photo of the studio, though I found a similar one online at Where in Tokyo.

Here’s an image of a model at the nearby Edo-Tokyo museum by Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons.

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