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Hokusai's Great Wave.

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Everyone knows this print, if you've never seen it before then please enjoy it's greatness, it's beauty and it's technical precision. This iconic image has existed since the early 1830's and is quite possibly the most famous piece of art in Japanese history. 

While the Great Wave may be a ubiquitously recognizable image in popular culture, it was actually only one print in a series of 36 prints from the series "Views Of Mount Fuji". Ellen Gamerman recently wrote a nice article about how The Great Wave went viral which inspired me to make this post. 

In the article Gamerman mentions that the MFA in Boston will have a Japanese print exhibition going on this summer. I will be visiting the show for sure but I wanted to post a few, less famous but still beautiful, prints from the "Views of Mount Fuji" series.