Gorgeous Japanese design fridge magnet plate 52 mm “Hokusai – The great wave”
This original magnet features picture of The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa-Oki Nami Ura) also known as The Wave. It is an artwork of one of the most famous Japanese artist Hokusai, first ukiyo-e woodblock print of his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (富嶽三十六景 Fugaku sanjūrokkei). This one is Hokusai's most famous work, and one of the best recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats off the coast of the prefecture of Kanagawa. As part of the series it also depicts the area around Mount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.
This beautiful Japanese design magnet with cute hand made picture can be used as an original and functional decoration for your refrigerator or become a nice souvenir for special occasions. Use it to hold refrigerator notes, photos, dress up a school locker or simply make it a room or workspace decoration. Adds stylish fun to any room. Collect them, trade them. Great idea for a gift.
Diameter: 52 mm
Material: Pottery, porcelain and ceramic (some subject is stainless steel, iron, bamboo, wood, plastics, etc.)
Did you know that the first refrigerator magnet patent was obtained by William Zimmerman only in the early 1970s’. Zimmerman patented the idea of small, colored, cartoon magnets to be used for decorative display and convenience. Before that nobody even knew such a thing, and now it can be found in everyone’s home!
Used to post items or simply as decoration, refrigerator magnets come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, and are popular among collectors – for example Louise J. Greenfarb of Henderson, Nevada, has over 32,000 different refrigerator magnets!
It is estimated that now magnets are used on at least 80% of household refrigerators and most households view their fridge door over 40 times per day.