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Fuji
© Katsushika Hokusai
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1000: Red Fuji (Hokusai)

Properly known as "Mt. Fuji in clear weather," this is number two in the famous series of thirty-six views by Hokusai.

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: 1000 pieces; 75 x 50 cm (30" x 20")
Code: Y10941 (10-941 on box)
Retail price ¥3000

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