Japan’s Greatest work of art : The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai

Perhaps the most famous image in the history of Japanese art, ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ was created by the craftsman Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) nearly two centuries ago during the latter decades of the Tokugawa period. Though it is, today, considered quintessentially Japanese, the techniques used in the image combine East and West. For decades, Western art had…