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A companion website to the novel. Historical background, source material, and images from the work of Japanese printmaker Hokusai and his daughter Oei.
Katsushika Oei, Detail from Three Women Playing Musical Instruments, Museum of Fine Arts Boston
"I suspected there was more to this silenced and subdued woman than history allowed. But I did not know the extent to which O-ei’s secret is the secret of Hokusai himself. I might have given up if she hadn’t kept speaking to me. As my research continued I found a surprising truth. Now I understand what was at stake and why it hadn’t been told." - Katherine Govier
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