The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai. An example of ukiyo-e art, it was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 (during the Edo Period) as the first in Hokusai’s series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, and is his most famous work. The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 – 1849) was a meticulous and prolific chronicler of early modern Japanese society and culture, creating more than thirty thousand drawings and illustrating over five hundred books. He was a master of Japanese woodblock print art and ukiyo-e paintings.
Twelve fine art images from the print series of Hokusai are included along with the finely decorated grid for added dimension. Water, nature and travel all appear as you move through the year, enjoying the tranquil scenes revealed at the start of a new month.