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500: Wave (Hokusai)

The famous wave is number one in the famous series of views of Mt. Fuji. It is more properly known as "In the Hollow of a Wave off the Coast at Kanagawa."

The artist Katsushika Hokusai is best known for his series of 36 views of Mount Fuji, in the bold and simple style of the Ukiyo-e (or "floating world") style. He changed his name several times, so this is only the best-known of his brush names; as is the tradition, Hokusai is his given name (a fact that has plainly confused at least one art reference book). On the puzzle boxes, his name is written backwards, as is the relatively recent Japanese custom, in a further effort to confuse everyone.

Brief bio of Hokusai

This puzzle has a luxury "Cloth touch" finish.

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A Yanoman puzzle: 500 pieces; 53 x 38 cm (21" x 15")
Code: Y05764 (05-764 on box)
Retail price ¥2000

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