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Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave off Kanagawa  wikidata:Q28912605 reasonator:Q28912605
Katsushika Hokusai  (1760–1849)  wikidata:Q5586 q:en:Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai
Alternative names
Birth name: Tokitarō (時太郎)
Description Japanese painter, drawer and printmaker
Date of birth/death 31 October 1760 Edit this at Wikidata 10 May 1849 Edit this at Wikidata
Location of birth/death Edo, today Tokyo Edo, today Tokyo
Work period 1808 Edit this at Wikidata
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creator QS:P170,Q5586
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神奈川沖浪裏 Edit this at Wikidata

The Great Wave off Kanagawa
title QS:P1476,fr:"神奈川沖浪裏 Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Lfr,"神奈川沖浪裏 Edit this at Wikidata"
label QS:Lit,"La grande onda di Kanagawa"
label QS:Lja,"神奈川沖浪裏"
label QS:Lnl,"De grote golf van Kanagawa"
label QS:Lde,"Die große Welle vor Kanagawa"
label QS:Len,"The Great Wave off Kanagawa"
label QS:Llv,"Lielais Kanagavas vilnis"
Part of The Great Wave off Kanagawa Edit this at Wikidata
Object type woodblock print / nishiki-e / individual copy of a print Edit this at Wikidata
Genre ukiyo-e Edit this at Wikidata
Although it is often used in tsunami literature, there is no reason to suspect that Hokusai intended it to be interpreted in that way. The waves in this work are sometimes mistakenly referred to as tsunami (津波), but they are more accurately called okinami (沖波), great off-shore waves.
Date First publication: between circa 1830 and circa 1832
date QS:P571,+1830-00-00T00:00:00Z/8,P1319,+1830-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1832-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
Dimensions height: 25.7 cm (10.1 in); width: 37.9 cm (14.9 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,25.7U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,37.9U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160236
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Place of creation Japan Edit this at Wikidata
Credit line H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929

Title top left: 「冨嶽三十六景 神奈川沖浪裏」 [Fugaku Sanjūrokkei - Kanagawa oki nami ura, "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji - The Great Wave off Kanagawa"] Signature top left:

「北斎改爲一筆」 [Hokusai aratame Iitsu hitsu, "by Iitsu, formerly known as Hokusai"]
Notes Edo period (1615–1868)
Source/Photographer Metropolitan Museum of Art: entry 45434
Other versions

Metropolitan Museum of Art: entry 36491 JP10
Metropolitan Museum of Art: entry 56353 JP2972

Metropolitan Museum of Art: entry 39799 JP2569

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