Monday, May 6, 2013

question: blog photo (06 may 2013)

somebody from the finance manila stock market forum sent me this comment last week:
"The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai ... intriguing why you chose this to be your photo for your blog .."

from wikipedia:

The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏 Kanagawa-oki nami-ura?, lit. "Under a Wave off Kanagawa"), also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by theJapanese artist Hokusai. An example of ukiyo-e art, it was published sometime between 1830 and 1833[1] (during the Edo Period) as the first in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei (富嶽三十六景?)), and is his most famous work. This particular woodblock is one of the most recognized works of Japanese art in the world. It depicts an enormous wave threatening boats near the Japanese prefectureof Kanagawa. While sometimes assumed to be atsunami[citation needed], the wave is, as the picture's title notes, more likely to be a large okinami – literally "wave of the open sea." As in all the prints in the series, it depicts the area aroundMount Fuji under particular conditions, and the mountain itself appears in the background.

my reply:

the sea: the market
the boats: just ride the waves
the mountain: steadfast, focused, single-minded, immovable

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