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The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (1832) - Framed & Mounted Print

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  • Capturing the beauty of the original artwork

    Every one of our prints is made using the Giclee printing process, for a museum-quality look and feel that does justice to the original art.

    Giclee printing is the gold-standard for preserving the meticulous detail and stunning colors that we love in the Japanese masters. All our prints are fade and fingerprint resistant, so you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.

    We chose to offer 12”x18” (30cm x 45cm) as this was closest to the β€œchuban” size sheets used for woodblock prints historically.

    All of our prints come with matte finish for a more authentic appearance.

    Framing Options:

    • Unframed
    • Framed - black
    • Canvas wrap

    Ready-to-Hang and Made to Last

    Mounting brackets are included and centered on our framed prints and canvas wraps.

    All of our prints are made to last, with fade-resistant colors and materials. See how they arrive in the unboxing videos below.

  • About the Art

    The Great Wave off Kanagawa was the first design for the series of 36 Famous Views of Mount Fuji, Japan's sacred mountain. Created by Hokusai around 1830, the series was published by Nishimuraya Yohachi in around 1832.

    In this dramatic scene, a huge wave looms over three pitiful boats filled with cowering fishermen. The clawed wave dwarfs Mount Fuji as it presides solemnly in the distance.

    At first glance, one thinks that these fishermen are surely doomed to perish. The wave is about to strike the boats as an enormous monster, one which seems to symbolise the irresistible force of nature and the weakness of human beings.

    But they may not be ill-fated. Rather than appear panicked, they hang to their oars in a disciplined brace.

    These swift, streamlined boats were used to transport fresh fish from nearby fishing villages to the markets of Edo (today Tokyo). Edo at that time was the second largest city in the world, with a voracious need for fresh food for its 1 million inhabitants.

    The beautiful dark blue pigment used by Hokusai, called Prussian Blue, was a new material at the time, imported from England through China.

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    We're sure you'll love your prints. However, if there are any problems with the printing, we're happy to offer a free exchange or refund 100% of the purchase price. Simply return the print within 30 days. For full details of our refunds and exchanges policy click here.

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