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No.20 The Great Wave

No.20 The Great Wave off Kanagawa


Artist: Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849)

Title: No.20 The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Series: 36 Views of Mount Fuji

Japanese Series: Fugaku sanjurokkei

Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi

Date: Edo Period, c1831-33

This image shows fishing boats caught up int he hollow of a tsunami wave off the coast of Kanagawa. The image is taken from Hokusai’s celebrated print series of Mount Fuji and is the best known Japanese Print in the Western world. The series cemented his name as one of the six masters of woodblock printing.


SKU: Japanese Prints 122 Category: