the great wave off kanagawa

Katsushika Hokusai’s Iconic Artwork Bound for Japanese Currency

An instantly recognizable artwork—Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa—is set to appear on Japan’s 1,000-yen banknote. Just one of several new designs announced—others
The History of ‘The Great Wave’: Hokusai’s Most Famous Woodblock Print

The History of ‘The Great Wave’: Hokusai’s Most Famous Woodblock Print

Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the world’s most celebrated works of art. A prime example of the ukiyo-e practice, this Japanese print has inspired artists and viewers for nearly 200
Older Versions of Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ Show Its Surprising Evolution Over Time

Older Versions of Hokusai’s ‘Great Wave’ Show Its Surprising Evolution Over Time

Hokusai’s The Great Wave of Kanagawa is a staple of Japanese art. Created using traditional woodblock printing techniques, the work typifies the ukiyo-e practice. Given its prominence and popularity,
Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

Everything You Need to Know About Hokusai, the Painter of ‘The Great Wave’

While most people instantly recognize The Great Wave off Kanagawa, some may not know anything about its eccentric creator, Katsushika Hokusai. Having produced a colossal volume of around 30,000 works