Katsushika Hokusai – The Great Wave poster by PSTR

Digitally printed on 250 gr museum quality paper with vivid colour and exceptional detail, suitable for home, office, museum, or gallery display

This is one quality printed version of this absolute classic work.

Exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Great Wave (off Kanagawa) (Japanese: 神奈川沖浪裏, Hepburn: Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura, literally “Under the Wave off Kanagawa”), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is originally a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period of Japan, the image depicts an enormous wave threatening three boats off the coast in the Sagami Bay (Kanagawa Prefecture) while Mount Fuji rises in the background. Sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a dangerously large rogue wave.

This was the first print in Hokusai’s series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji”, a quite unique and inspiring collection. Ukiyo-e is the creative painting technique that this belongs to, an art movement that spread widely in the Japan of the XVII, XVIII and XIX centuries. Read more about it here.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions:
Width: 40 cm // 15.7 in
Height: 30 cm // 11.8 in

Artist: Katshushika Hokusai

Poster is sent rolled, inside a custom-made cardboard cylinder.

Made by PSTR Studio.