series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water
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- Wrong usage (Misinterpreted images)
Mt.Fuji behind the Great Wave at Kanagawa. - 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.