Monday, 7 August 2017

The Great Wave as gable-end


The BBC news website as got well and truly into the Hokusai mood with a nice feature on different manifestations of the famous Hokusai print on the end of people's houses. The one you see here is in Washington D.C. (and we expect a full report on  that).

The piece is timed to coincide with the current Hokusai exhibition at the British Museum, but it is too late for readers to go if they haven't been already. It's a sell-out and all the tickets are gone.


  1. The mural is on the side of a townhouse in Georgetown (3510 O St NW), a couple of blocks from the edge of Georgetown University. I haven't seen it in person yet, as it's in a residential section where it's impossible to park.

    1. Being near a university makes sense. Someone obviously knew what they were doing.