Torino - Museo Arte Orientale
Thursday, January 6, 2011
"Under a Wave off Kanagawa", also known as The Great Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai. This particular woodblock is one of the most recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats near the Japanese prefecture of Kanagawa. It depicts the area around Mount Fuji and the mountain itself appears in the background. Copies of the print are in many Western collections.