A painted window for Bilop store inspired by a woodblock print called ‘The great wave of Kanawaga’ by the Japanese artist Hokusai.
“The great wave of Kanawaga was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai’s series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. It is Houkusai’s most famous work, and one of the most recognizable works on Japanese art in the world.
The image depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the town on Kanawaga (the present-day city of Yokohama). While sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave. As in many of the prints in the series, it depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.”