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Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave off Kanagawa  wikidata:Q28912605 
creator QS:P170,Q5586
Katsushika Hokusai: The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Japanese: 『神奈川沖浪裏』 - Kanagawa oki nami ura
title QS:P1476,ja:"神奈川沖浪裏"
; The Great Wave off Kanagawa
Object type single execution of an artwork / woodblock print / Nishiki-e
English: 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.
Français : Bien que cette image soit souvent utilisée pour représenter un Tsunami, l'artiste cherchait probablement à représenter une vague scélérate.
Deutsch: Obwohl es häufig in der Literatur mit Bezug auf Tsunamis (
) verwendet wird, war dies nicht zwangsläufig der Grundgedanke von
. In Wirklichkeit werden die Wellen als
), brandende Wellen auf offenem Meer, bezeichnet.
Part of the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, no. 21. Commons-logo.svg
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
Medium color woodblock print
Dimensions Height: 25.7 cm (10.1 ″); Width: 37.9 cm (14.9 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,25.7U174728;P2049,37.9U174728
institution QS:P195,Q160236
Current location
not on view
Accession number
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, online database: entry 45434
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Metropolitan Museum of Art, online database: entry 36491 JP10
Metropolitan Museum of Art, online database: entry 56353 JP2972

Metropolitan Museum of Art, online database: entry 39799 JP2569
Picture of the day This image was selected as picture of the day on Wikimedia Commons for . It was captioned as follows:
English: The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai, 19th century color woodcut


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