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THE INAPPROPRIATE TSUNAMI ICON

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Author(s): DoakC. Cox

Journal: Science of Tsunami Hazards
ISSN 8755-6839

Volume: 19;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 87;
Date: 2001;
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Keywords: Hokusai | Tsunami Icon | Great Wave at Kanagawa

ABSTRACT
The supposition that the Japanese printmaker Hokusai intended to represent a tsunami in his print of the “Great Wave at Kanagawa” is unfounded and the use of his “Great Wave” as a tsunami icon gives a false impression of the nature of tsunami waves.
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