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Katsushika Hokusai’s woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa is one of the most famous (if not the most famous) works of Japanese art in existence. However, many are unaware that the piece is actually part of a larger set. 

Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji is Hokusai’s exploration of Fuji and the context around it. Every piece depicts Mount Fuji from a different place within Japan. In The Great Wave, Fuji can be seen in the distance just underneath where the wave is about to crash down. Every piece reveals a little piece of life in Japan - a little piece of Japanese history. Originally, only thirty-six (36) prints were created, but due to their popularity another ten were later added, bringing the total number of prints up to forty-six (46).

The first ten images of the series are above. In order, they are titled:

  1. The Great Wave off Kanagawa
  2. South Wind, Clear Sky (also known as Red Fuji)
  3. Rainstorm Beneath the Summit
  4. Under Mannen Bridge at Fukagawa
  5. Sundai, Edo
  6. Cusion Pine at Aoyama
  7. Senju, Musashi Province
  8. Inume Pass, Kooshuu
  9. Fuji View Field in Owari Province
  10. Ejiri in Surugara Province (my personal favorite!!!)

Mt.Fuji with Orion by peaceful-jp-scenery (busy)
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Mt.Fuji @ Asagiri Highland 富士山とオリオン座・朝霧高原 The location is west of Mt.Fuji. Mt.Fuji and Orion could be seen, but it was in the darkness. 富士山の西側、朝霧高原より。 ほぼ真っ暗闇で撮影したので、 ピントも合っているのかわからず適当な写真ですみませんが、 オリオン座が見えました。 Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka pref, Japan


Nail Artistry by Jason Clark
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Blue blended shellac Nails


Abney Park Cemetery in north London - 2016 - Shot on an Olympus OM-D E-M10 fitted with a classif Olympus Pen F lens from the 1960s via an adapter. by Chris Osborne


Barcelona, Spain


Kakegawajou castle and cherry blossoms (2) by peaceful-jp-scenery
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Kakegawa-zakura 掛川城と掛川桜 The pink trees can be seen riverside of Sakagawa River. 逆川沿いは大変華やかな色合いになっています。 Kakegawa city, Shizuoka pref, Japan


autumn valley by peaceful-jp-scenery (busy)
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Nikko, Kirifuri Highland 日光・霧降高原 Autumn colors can be enjoyed from bridge here, but it was foggy… 道路の橋から眺められる六方沢の紅葉です。 残念ながら霧が深く、一部分のみ。 あと5分早く到着していればパノラマで撮れたのですが。 Nikko city, Tochigi pref, Japan