For a few moments, let us head back to Edo Period in Japan. Edo Period took place between the 17th century and the 19th century. This era for Japan was the era of growth, social order, isolation, and a stable population. In addition to economic and social changes, there was a change in art as well. An art movement called Ukiyo-e which means modernization in short emerged in the 17th century. The Ukiyo-e movement portrays daily life, natural life, mountains, the sea, etc. When the dates showed the 19th century, a very famous artist, Katsushika Hokusai, painted a series called Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji. In this series, The Great Wave of Kanagawa or Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura became the hallmark of the Ukiyo-e movement.
Now it is time to come back to the present. The Lego Company added The Great Wave of Kanagawa to its art theme. The company aims to attract art lovers who will enjoy building world’s one of the most iconic paintings with plastic bricks. In addition, you can scan the QR code on the box and listen to a soundtrack prepared for you while you are assembling the bricks.
We believe that after finishing your 1810-piece artwork, you will proudly hang your painting on your wall. Your work of art will give you peace and relaxation. The Lego set contains 6 canvas plates, a brick separator, 2 hanger elements, and a decorative tile which is with Hokusai’s signature.
The dimensions of the finished work will be 20.5 inches x 15.5 inches which makes the project suitable for almost all types of rooms. While working on you’re The Great Wave project, you can read the booklet given together in the project box. The booklet has detailed information about Hokusai, his art, and instructions for building the project. So, we have to ask the question: Are you ready to celebrate Hokusai and his art?