You may not know his name but you’ll instantly recognize Hokusai’s most famous work.

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His Great Wave is one of the most identifiable works of art on the planet. But who was the creator of this ubiquitous work? As this film discovers, he was a Japanese master who never gave up striving for perfection, despite tragedy and poverty. He influenced Van Gogh, is the father of manga and even has his own Great Wave emoji.

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