this is Katsushika Hokusai
born in what its now Japan, a painter & print maker. his subject nature scenes is what he became known for . with is extensive print series that contained 36 view of Mount Fuji. but you might know him more for his image of "the great wave". this image in particular is known and sometimes studied because of the fractals, this means that the wave itself has waves in it. but what you might not know is that the mountain on the back is Mount Fuji. this was his first work of the series.
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