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The Great Wave off Kanagawa ASCII by Otone The Great Wave off Kanagawa ASCII by Otone
北斎・富嶽三十六景・神奈川沖浪裏
The Great Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa-oki nami-ura)
from The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Hokusai


One of most famous of all Hokusai's work and the Japanese woodblock print (ukiyo-e 浮世絵) in general. The print even made to the cover of first edition of Debussy's composition "La Mer", and countless reproductions.

....Well this is one of those countless reproduction attempt using ASCII, this time with COLOUR!

The original location for the basis of this print is somewhere off the coast of current-day Yokohama, in Kanagawa prefecture (Kanagawa-juku (神奈川宿) used to be one of the 53 stations of the Tokaido, the old highway that is nowadays replaced by the eponymous Tokaido Line (東海道本線) and Tokaido Route (National Highway (国道) 1)

The series "The Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji" was created between 1826-1833, originally conceived for 36 prints, ten more were added after the original publication. It depicts the famous Mount Fuji viewed from a variety of locations and meteorological conditions. Another famous ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige (広重) also made 36 prints on the same subject thirty years later (冨士三十六景, also "Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji"). 
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mitoXD Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I simply love this piece! = )))
This gives me an idea …
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ArtistEamane Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, this is amazing! :o
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osirisawakening Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It is truely amazing how much faces art can have, really awesome pic :3
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artist00 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Fantastic!
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Evazgar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!! This are just letters it is so amazing!, WHY IS'NT IT MORE POPULAR!
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Talty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Hello, you've been featured as part of the article Celebrating Diversity #9 :la:
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Lijj Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
That is really nice!
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Ki--Kat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
\(_o)/ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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billysilver14 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
哇,好厲害喔!
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Silver786 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Writer
Omg.
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