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“The Great Wave off Kanagawa”: 20 fascinating facts about the famous Japanese print

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It is one of the most recognizable Japanese art works in the world, and it was created in the 19th-century.

“The Great Wave off Kanagawa” is a 10.1” × 14.9” (25.7 cm × 37.8 cm) woodblock print painted by Katsushika Hokusai, a Japanese ukiyo-e artist.

Hokusai’s most famous work depicts a giant wave about to smash three small boats navigating off the coast of Kanagawa, with Mount Fuji rising in the background.

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