Japanese Bamboo Jewelry Features Hokusai’s Famous “Great Wave”

The Great Wave Bamboo Pendant

The Great Wave, otherwise known as “Under a Wave off Kanagawa” is probably the most famous Japanese woodblock print bamboo jewelry by the well-known artist, Hokusai.  The print depicts an enormous and threatening wave near the Japanese metropolis of Kanagawa, where Mount Fuji can be seen majestically rising in the background.  It is actually part of a series of prints, all of which depict Mount Fuji under different conditions.

Hokusai’s Great Wave has been copied in many forms, and is one of the most reproduced pieces of artwork in the world.  It is also shown prominently in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the British Museum in London, and in the residence of Claude Monet in Giverny, France.  But only recently has this great work been made into Japanese style jewelry, specifically a bamboo pendant.

The Great Wave Bamboo Pendant is crafted out of natural bamboo and mixed media, with patterned chiyogami paper bordering the top and bottom of the picture.  It is then paired with tube beads that are hand-rolled from metallic-flecked paper.  The pendant itself is 2 1/4” tall X 1” wide, and a small bead dangles from a complementary-colored wire for added movement.

Creative women who wear a lot of  neutral fabrics will love how well this Japanese bamboo necklace matches up with their wardrobe.  This jewelry piece is hand signed by the artist, and it is definitely the kind of Japanese pendant that gets noticed.  Strung on a black cotton cord, the length of the pendant can adjusted up to 24” in length using a simple sliding bead clasp.  Buy a Great Wave Bamboo Pendant for yourself or as a thoughtful gift for that special person.  A gift box is included.

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