Fuji Wave Byobu Screen

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<p>A handmade folding screen featuring a design based on the iconic image 'Fuji Wave'. <br /> <br /> The original woodblock print is called Under the Wave, off Kanagawa ('The Great Wave') by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). <br /> <br /> The remarkable image features fishermen cowering in three skiffs, almost praying in supplication to the 'Great Wave' about to crash down on them. Only Mount Fuji, low in the hollow of the wave, as if seen through a telescope, stands unperturbed by the impending catastrophe. <br /> <br /> This world-famous print is from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and is among the artist's most famous works. <br /> </p>

A handmade folding screen featuring a design based on the Fuji Wave.

Byōbu is a form of Japanese art in which intricately detailed images are painted onto connected folding screens. The original function of byōbu screens was for protection from wind, although they were frequently used as room dividers for privacy or simply as decoration.

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.

An exciting and beautiful home ornament.

  • Product Code: CMCN495870
  • Product Weight: 0.12kg
  • Theme: Hokusai
  • Dimensions: H18.5 x W0.5 x L27cm
  • Details: Handmade
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg

<p>A handmade folding screen featuring a design based on the iconic image 'Fuji Wave'. <br /> <br /> The original woodblock print is called Under the Wave, off Kanagawa ('The Great Wave') by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). <br /> <br /> The remarkable image features fishermen cowering in three skiffs, almost praying in supplication to the 'Great Wave' about to crash down on them. Only Mount Fuji, low in the hollow of the wave, as if seen through a telescope, stands unperturbed by the impending catastrophe. <br /> <br /> This world-famous print is from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji and is among the artist's most famous works. <br /> </p>

A handmade folding screen featuring a design based on the Fuji Wave.

Byōbu is a form of Japanese art in which intricately detailed images are painted onto connected folding screens. The original function of byōbu screens was for protection from wind, although they were frequently used as room dividers for privacy or simply as decoration.

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.

An exciting and beautiful home ornament.

  • Product Code: CMCN495870
  • Product Weight: 0.12kg
  • Theme: Hokusai
  • Dimensions: H18.5 x W0.5 x L27cm
  • Details: Handmade
  • Postage Weight: 0.20 Kg
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