Furoshiki wrapping cloth printed with the ukiyo-e woodblock print: "The Great Wave off Kanagawa" (from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji). Kanagawa is a prefecture just south of Tokyo and from which you can see Mt. Fuji (it's in the background of the cloth near the center).
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ARTIST: Katsushika Hokusai
Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) is an ukiyoe artist and printmaker active in the late Edo period. His best known work is the woodblock print series Thiry-six Views of Mt. Fuji, which gained recognition both in Japan and the Western countries. He was influential to the European artsits such as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Gauguin, and Manet.
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji
Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji depicts Mt. Fuji from various locations in different seasons and weahter conditions. The series was first printed in 1831. The Great Wave off Kanagawa is the most popular print from the series. The dynamic composition of the great wave in the foreground and the immobile Mt. Fuji in the back attracts the viewer.
The beautiful textured pattern of the Sumidagawa® brand furoshiki adds elegance to the print.
SIZE: About 48 x 48 cm
MATERIAL: 100% cotton
TITLE: 波裏に富士 / 「神奈川沖浪裏」
"The Great Wave off Kanagawa"
SERIES: 富嶽三十六景 Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji
Washing instructions: Please handwash in lukewarm (30˚C / 86˚F) water, or dry clean. Use hot iron on the back side to straighten.
Used for centuries in Japan, the furoshiki, is used to wrap various items from boxes, to your lunch, and is very often used as a bag. Strong and versatile, it is an environmentally friendly option to disposable bags. Learn to fold the furoshiki in 14 different ways!
(Source: Ministry of the Environment, http://www.env.go.jp/en/focus/attach/060403-5.html)