But perhaps even more important for the development of Ukiyo-e was the fact that genre engraving under the influence of ukie began to use landscape backgrounds. Although compositional genre scenes and landscape are usually disunited, in the best works of this kind, the techniques of Western art do not look foreign or exaggeratedly exotic, but fit into the traditional structure of the leaf for Ukrainian literature.
Thus, the “perspective engraving” of the second half of the 18th century and those phenomena in Ukiye-e that appeared under its influence can be considered as immediate forerunners of the Ukiye-e landscape proper, which gets its final design in the work of Hokusai. During his long life Hokusai turned to different genres of engraving and different kinds of art. In particular, he not only, like other masters of engraving, paid tribute to the fascination with “perspective paintings”, but also under the guidance of Sib Kokan he studied Western art.