Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県, Kanagawa-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kantō region of Honshu. Kanagawa Prefecture is the second-most populous prefecture of Japan at 9,058,094 (1 October 2015) and has a geographic area of 2,415 km 2 (932 sq mi).
Kanagawa was created from lands of Sagami Province and Musashi Province. In 1853, Commodore Matthew Perry landed at Kanagawa. In 1854, the Japanese-American Convention of Kanagawa opened Japanese ports to the United States. In 1923, the center of the Great Kantō earthquake was deep beneath Izu Ōshima Island in Sagami Bay.
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The Convention of Kanagawa, also known as the Kanagawa Treaty (神奈川条約, Kanagawa Jōyaku) or the Japan–US Treaty of Peace and Amity (日米和親条約, Nichibei Washin Jōyaku), was a treaty signed between the United States and the Tokugawa Shogunate on March 31, 1854.
- One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji
The Great Wave off Kanagawa, also known as The Great Wave or simply The Wave, is a woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai. It was published sometime between 1829 and 1833 in the late Edo period as the first print in Hokusai's series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The image depicts an enormous wave threatening three boats off the coast in the Sagami Bay while Mount Fuji rises in the background. Sometimes assumed to be a tsunami, the wave is more likely to be a large rogue wave. I
Hokusai began painting when he was six. At age twelve, his father sent him to work at a bookstore. At sixteen, he was apprenticed as an engraver and spent three years learning the trade. At the same time he began to produce his own illustrations. At eighteen he was accepted as an apprentice to Katsukawa Shunshō, one of the foremost ukiyo-e artists of the time. In 1804 he became famous as an artist when, during a festival in Edo, he completed a 240m² painting of a Buddhist monk named ...
From the sixteenth century fantastic depictions of waves crashing on rocky shores were painted on folding screens known as "rough seas screens". Hokusai drew many waves throughout his career; the genesis of the Great Wave can be traced back over thirty years. The combination of wave and mountain was inspired by an oil painting by Shiba Kōkan, an artist strongly influenced by the Western art, particularly Dutch paintings, he had seen at Nagasaki, the only port open to foreigners in this ...
This print is a yoko-e, that is, a landscape format produced to the ōban size, about 25 cm high by 37 cm wide. The composition comprises three main elements: the sea whipped up by a storm, three boats and a mountain. It includes the signature in the upper left-hand corner ...
In Japanese woodblock printing the artist's final preparatory sketch is taken to a horishi, or block carver, who glues the thin washi paper to a block of wood, usually cherry, and then carefully carves it away to form a relief of the lines of the image. In the process, the drawing is lost. Finally, with all the necessary blocks, a surishi, or printer, places the printing paper on each block consecutively and rubs the back with a hand-tool known as a baren. There could be a great number of impres
The One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji is a series of prints by Hokusai, then 74 years old, whose publishing dates extend between 1834 and 1841. This series follows the famous series of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji, published between 1830–31 and 1833. The Kaijô no fuji print appears in the second volume of the Hundred Views and depicts a mirrored version of the great wave, but the boats are missing and the wave crests blend with a flock of birds.
- 25.7 cm × 37.8 cm (10.1 in × 14.9 in)
- c. 1829–1833
- Katsushika Hokusai
Hakone (箱根町, Hakone-machi) is a town in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. As of June 2012, the town had an estimated population of 13,492, and a population density of 145 persons per km². The total area is 92.82 km 2 (35.84 sq mi).
- Early life and education
Kanagawa has also written several stage dramas. He won the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Drama for his 2017 play Indian Arm.
Kanagawa was born in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan and grew up in Guelph, Ontario; Sterling Heights, Michigan and Tokyo.
Kanagawa played Principal Kwan in TV series Smallville. His also voiced Gihren Zabi from Mobile Suit Gundam. He was also the voice of Mister Fantastic on Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes. Kanagawa has the distinction of having played three different characters in the TV series The X-Files, appearing independently in seasons 2, 4 and 10. Besides acting, Kanagawa is also a playwright and screenwriter and teaches creative writing in the English department at Capilano University.