Hokusai The Great Wave postcard. Japanese woodblock print from 1830-1833. One of the most famous Japanese artworks in the world, Hokusai’s The Great Wave off Kanagawa is the first entry in his Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The mountain itself can be seen in the background while the wave menaces wooden fishing boats. A great gift for fans of Hokusai, the ocean, and Japanese art.