'The Great Wave off Kanagawa' by Uniqlo, 2019
Based upon the legendary woodblock print by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai from 1831.
Authentic special edition apparel officially licensed by the estate.
Hokusai blue variant x Uniqlo.
100% Cotton Original *pocket* T-shirt with screen printed graphics.
Open Edition (Sold Out).
Brand new, never worn.
Comes in Uniqlo packaging with original tags.
Founded in Kyoto during the Meiji Period (1868-1912), Unsodo is Japan's only publishing company that makes traditional Japanese books with hand -printed woodblock prints. From its woodblock print archives, this collection focuses on the blue from Hokusai's famous “36 Views of Mt. Fuji” collection.
The image depicts an enormous wave threatening three boats off the coast in the Sagami Bay (Kanagawa Prefecture) while Mount Fuji rises in the background. Sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave.