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HOKUSAI The Great Wave

Edo period artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) specialized in ukiyo-e painting and printmaking. In his time he was Japan's leading expert on Chinese painting. Best known around the world as creator of the woodblock print series Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji (c. 1831) [insert link], which includes the iconic Great Wave off Kanagawa [insert link], Hokusai created most of his important work after age 60.

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Information about Children’s Day celebrations

  1. http://web-japan.org/kidsweb/explore/calendar/may/children.html
  2. Elementary lesson plan with songs and craft activities: http://aboutjapan.japansociety.org/content.cfm/kodomo_no_hi_childrens_day_celebration   or   http://kids.asiasociety.org/explore/childrens-day-japan-kodomo-no-hi
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