Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) created this extraordinary picture around 1831. It is known as The Great Wave Off Kanagawa (Fugaku sanjurokkei: Kanagawaoki namiura). It is a fairly small (10 x 15 in or 25.4 x 37.1 cm) colour woodcut. The original is at the Hakone Museum in Japan.

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