Furoshiki Ukiyoe - Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura. This is the famous Hokusai Wave. Tradition use was for everday covering and wrapping items for carrying. Today's use includes any imaginative use from framing to wall decor to any use. Measures 27" x 27".
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Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) (1760-1849) was an Edo period Japanese artist, painter, wood engraver and ukiyo-e maker, born in Edo (now Tokyo). Author of the 13-volume sketchbook Hokusai manga (begun in 1814) and the block prints "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji," (created around 1823-1829), which includes "The Great Wave at Kanagawa." He is considered one of the outstanding figures of the ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world" (transient pleasure-seeking, i.e., the world of theaters, restaurants, teahouses, courtesans and geishas), school of printmaking.
His art was an important source of inspiration for many European impressionists like Claude Monet. Both he and Hiroshige have had an enormous impact on landscape painting worldwide.