Obuse, in Nagano prefecture, is known for Hokusai and chestnuts.
Katsushika Hokusai is a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. Hokkusai started painting when he was six years old and produced up to 30,000 art works during his lifetime. He is known to have influenced Van Gogh and Monet and has a strong impact on the formulation of Art Nouveau in Europe.
Hokusai is best known for the woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景), which includes the internationally recognized print The Great Wave off Kanagawa.