The Great Wave off Kanagawa Katsushika Hokusai
Kanigwa oki Namiura
From the series “Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji” ca. 1830 – 1832
Published 2005 Phaidon Press Limited
Folded card, heavy stock paper includes envelope.
The art of ukiyo-e (the floating world) originated in the city of Edo (1603 1867, now Tokyo), when the political and military power of Japan was in the hands of the shoguns and the country had very little contact with the West. These beautiful greetings cards feature a selection of prints, paintings and woodcuts that will appeal to a large range of art lovers as well as those with an interest in the history of Japan and the Far East.