Fuji Wave Pin Badge

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a pin badge inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave.

This pin badge is crafted from metal finished with colourful enamel detailing.

Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura or The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai was published in 1831 as the first in his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The remarkable image features fishermen cowering in three skiffs under the wave about to crash down upon them. Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance, unperturbed by the impending catastrophe.

It is likely that around 5,000 prints were made from Hokusai’s woodblock, although many of the originals were destroyed during periods of war or natural disasters. An original from a later run is now housed in the British Museum, where it is only displayed for a maximum of six months every five years to prevent light damage to the colours of the image.

An ideal souvenir of the British Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCV68340
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H1.6 x W2.5cm
  • Material: Metal, enamel
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a pin badge inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave.

This pin badge is crafted from metal finished with colourful enamel detailing.

Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura or The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai was published in 1831 as the first in his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The remarkable image features fishermen cowering in three skiffs under the wave about to crash down upon them. Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance, unperturbed by the impending catastrophe.

It is likely that around 5,000 prints were made from Hokusai’s woodblock, although many of the originals were destroyed during periods of war or natural disasters. An original from a later run is now housed in the British Museum, where it is only displayed for a maximum of six months every five years to prevent light damage to the colours of the image.

An ideal souvenir of the British Museum.

  • Product Code: CMCV68340
  • Product Weight: 0.01Kg
  • Dimensions: H1.6 x W2.5cm
  • Material: Metal, enamel
  • Postage Weight: 0.01 Kg
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