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At Sea Off Kazusa by Hokusai

The ships are blessed with perfect weather. Wherever one looks, the sky stretches blue and cloudless over a sea with only the smallest waves crinkling it surface like crepe. The arc formed by the ship in foreground is effectively countered by the long, gentle curve of the horizon where sea and sky meet, the effect being heightened by the shading of the sea from deep blue in the foreground to place green just below the horizon. The small white form of Mt. Fuji provides an admirable focus of interests, and the yellow of the bare hills reflecting the sun on the extreme right is a vivid touch of light and life. The inhabitants of Edo had not long before beeen astonished by reports, brought by the Dutch, that the earth was spherical, and Hokusai may have been displaying his knowledge in this print.