Face mask The great wave of Katsushika Hokusai
- Material: inside 100% cotton, outside 100% polyester
- Size: 25 x 13.5 x 0.1 cm
- Adjustable and good quality
the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai from circa 1830-1831. It is the first piece of the Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji and Hokusai's best-known work.
The artwork shows some boats trying to sail on a sea of gigantic waves. The largest wave threatens to crush the rowers. In this wave a monster with claws can be seen, which represents the power of nature but also the power of the rowers. This wave may represent a tsunami. Although the area around Kanagawa (on Tokyo Bay) was destroyed by a tsunami in the 15th century, Hokusai's shape is more reminiscent of a monster wave on the high seas.
In the background is Mount Fuji, which is featured in all 36 works of art. The mountain may also be depicted in the wave in the foreground.