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Katsushika HOKUSAI
The great wave off Kanagawa (c. 1830)
Past program

Asia Society at NGV: Cool Japan

Thu 28 Sep 17, 6.30pm–7.30pm
NGV International
Clemenger BBDO Auditorium (enter north entrance, via Arts Centre forecourt)
Ground Level

Free entry

How has Japanese art and culture been translated and appropriated and how has Japan used its ‘cool’ factor to project a national image to the world?

Inspired by the journey of Hokusai’s The great wave off Kanagawa, from Edo print to emoji, take a look at the enduring influence of Japanese art and culture in the world from multiple perspectives.

Professor Koichi Iwabuchi, Director of Monash Asia Institute
Utako Shindo, artist
Dean Prenc, General Manager, Madman Entertainment