19" Furoshiki Ukiyoe The Great Wave
These Ukiyoe Furoshikis are amazingly versatile.
Used for carrying a gift box, wrapping a present, wine or sake bottle, a decoration, or making a bag.
ABOUT THIS DESIGN
The Great Wave off Kanagawa also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese Ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.
It was published sometime between 1830 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the best-recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the prefecture of Kanagawa. While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is, as the picture's title suggests, more likely to be a large rogue wave. As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.