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The Great Wave

The Great Wave off Kanagawa. [pl_video type="youtube" id="jcv8pBapy9g"] About The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the best-recognized works of Japanese art in the world. 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. As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background. Outside Design A portion of Hokusai's 'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' painting. Inside Design A zoomed in portion of the wave with 'The Great Wave' typography in blue with a white outline. Rarity 1/1,000 Artist Hokusai