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The waves at Kanagawa - Katsushika Hokusai - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

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The waves at Kanagawa - Katsushika Hokusai - Framed Print - 11"H x 14"W

Katsushika Hokusai was a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter the Edo period. He was influenced by Sesshu. Hokusai is best known as author of the Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji  which includes the internationally iconic print, The Great Wave off Kanagawa, created during the 1820s.

Hokusai created the "Thirty-Six Views" both as a response to a domestic travel boom and as part of a personal obsession with Mount Fuji.


The Great Wave off Kanagawa ("In the well of a wave off Kanagawa"/"Under the wave off Kanagawa"), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave. It was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period.

It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the prefecture of Kanagawa. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is, as the picture's title suggests, more likely to be a large rogue wave.


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