Freer avidly collected works by the Japanese artist Hokusai. Curator Ann Yonemura explains how his appreciation for Hokusai’s bold, creative genius resulted in the world’s foremost collection of the artist’s paintings. This recording offers excerpts of a Point of View Gallery Talk presented in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery on April 11, 2006. The talk is the second of a series entitled Freer’s View, which explores what Freer himself thought of particular objects from his museum’s treasures.