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Give your cat culture and class with a beautiful ukiyo-e painting that’s also a scratching post

Great Wave off Kanagawa becomes great place for your cat to relax.

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Japanese art has never looked quite as beautiful as when it’s made out of Japanese beef【Photos】

Ukiyo-e meets wagyu in this culturally culinary crossover.

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Amazing photos show Mt. Fuji looking just like an ukiyo-e woodblock painting

Photographer captures the mountain’s peak just as it must have inspired Hokusai.

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Felissimo releases limited-edition “Color in Edo! Hokusai Colored Pencils” set

This latest themed set of 20 colored pencils is inspired by the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji series by master artisan Katsushika Hokusai.

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Japanese fine art and pill bugs finally become one in BugArts Ukiyo-e series

All artists involved are no longer living, and that’s probably for the best.

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Erotic Japanese woodblock print underwear makes a statement when you take off your pants【Pics】

Hokusai and other ukiyo-e masters of the Edo period are here to help your crotch look its best.

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Fujisan beer, made with rice grown by water under Mt. Fuji, may have world’s most beautiful can

Asahi Beer releases limited-run ale made with 100-percent Japan-grown ingredients.

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36 Views of The Mount Fuji Bar【Photos】

Eat your heart out Hokusai.

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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Japan redesigns yen bills and coin, adds beautiful ukiyo-e painting, women’s education pioneer

Country continues tradition of honoring icons of art and science over politicians on its currency.

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You can now wear the birthplace of Japanese tentacle porn on your feet with Shunga Sneakers

Famous woodblock print from master painter Hokusai adapted to sneakers that leave the naughty bits to your vivid imagination.

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Historical painters including Michelangelo, Hokusai become hot anime men in artsy video game

Palette Parade’s parade of handsome anime versions of art world icons continues to grow.

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Beautiful ukiyo-e woodblock print artwork appears on three of Japan’s premium beer brands

The works of Hokusai and others, admired for more than a century, lend a touch of class to your appreciation of a cold one.

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Tokyo’s beautiful new license plates are based on one of Japan’s most famous woodblock paintings

Ukiyo-e master Hokusai’s iconic seascape is now appearing on eligible motor vehicles in the capital.

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Japan’s new ukiyo-e passports are going to look awesome

When Japanese travelers go abroad, they’ll be taking some of the country’s most famous and beautiful examples of woodblock print artwork with them.

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Seiko’s blingtastic luxury watch based on Hokusai’s Great Wave costs a pretty yenny

The Japanese watchmaker’s dazzling new timepiece has an incredible price to match.

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Enjoy traditional views of Mt Fuji from your very own luxury toilet

Japanese toilets continue to lead the way with a new range of beautifully decorative models.

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Artist recreates famous Japanese ukiyo-e paintings using fine wines

Prized traditional woodblock prints age even more gracefully when they’re recreated in shades of wine.

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Wearable waves: Russian designer creates garments inspired by Hokusai woodblock prints

Wear a wave to your next party with designs inspired by one of Japan’s most famous ukiyo-e woodblock prints.

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Three fantastic Japan-themed exhibits at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts set to end soon

2015 has been a good year for lovers of Japanese art in Boston. The city’s phenomenal Museum of Fine Arts has hosted not just one, but three special exhibitions of Japanese art so far this year, along with its newly restored Japanese garden outside. The most hyped of all of these is an exhibition dedicated solely to Katsushika Hokusai, one of the most important ukiyo-e painters and printmakers of the Edo period who’s best known as the creator of The Great Wave off Kanagawa.

Besides the Hokusai collection, the museum is also hosting a particularly powerful exhibit displaying the work of 17 photographers in the wake of the 2011 Tohoku triple disasters, along with a lighthearted exhibit showcasing prints of some whimsical Japanese toys and games. As all three of the exhibitions are preparing to wind down within the next few weeks after hosting thousands of visitors over the past months, we thought we’d take a moment to share some of their highlights with you!

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