Fuji Wave Wooden Postcard

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a wooden postcard featuring an image of Hokusai’s Fuji Wave.

The postcard can be sent via 1st or 2nd class post and includes space for a message.

About the Fuji Wave:

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.

A lovely gift for a Japanese art fan.   

  • Product Code: CMCN485880
  • Product Weight: 0.04kg
  • Dimensions: H10 x L15cm
  • Material: Wood
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a wooden postcard featuring an image of Hokusai’s Fuji Wave.

The postcard can be sent via 1st or 2nd class post and includes space for a message.

About the Fuji Wave:

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.

A lovely gift for a Japanese art fan.   

  • Product Code: CMCN485880
  • Product Weight: 0.04kg
  • Dimensions: H10 x L15cm
  • Material: Wood
  • Postage Weight: 0.04 Kg
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