Glasses Lens Wipe Cloth - Hokusai Great WavePN# BM-V47690
The lens cloth is made from a silk microfibre and is suitable for cleaning glasses and phone screens. Lens cloth from the British Museum collection.
- Cloth measures 6 in W x 7 in H.
- Illustrates Hokusai's Wave at Mt Fuji.
- Colors blue, white, grey.
** Limited to quantity on hand, once sold item is retired**
About the Fuji Wave:
Kanagawa-oki Nami Ura or The Great Wave Off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai was published in 1831 as the first in his woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The remarkable image features fishermen cowering in three skiffs under the wave about to crash down upon them. Mount Fuji can be seen in the distance unperturbed by the impending catastrophe.
It is likely that around 5,000 prints were made from Hokusai’s woodblock, although many of the originals were destroyed during periods of war or natural disasters. An original from a later run is now housed in the British Museum, where it is only displayed for a maximum of six months every five years to prevent light damage to the colors of the image.
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