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Background: The Great Wave off Kanagawa (神奈川沖浪裏, Kanagawa Oki Nami Ura, lit. "Under a Wave off Kanagawa") is a famous woodblock print by the Japanese artist Hokusai. It was published in 1832 (Edo Period) as the first in Hokusai's series 36 Views of Mount Fuji and is his most famous work. --Wikipedia

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:iconel-thorvaldo:
El-Thorvaldo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They should totally make this a real sport. :D
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, that would be pretty cool. :)
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:iconjennynereide:
JennyNereide Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
beautiful and funny at the same time :)
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much. :)
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yeliriley Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sumo-nami!
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:rofl:
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:iconpavlinapia:
PavlinaPia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is genius! :)
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. You're too kind.
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:iconmethycallion:
methycallion Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
haha that is actually quite funny :dummy:
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks, yes, I thought so. :)
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:iconnabila21:
nabila21 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks.
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't stop giggling at this, and I love Hokusai. :lol:
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I love Hokusai as well, and it seems almost disrespectful. Almost. =P
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:iconneurotype:
neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The best kind :lol:
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:lol:
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:iconcrazyjayne:
crazyjayne Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very very happiness. . .
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. You keep good company. Guess I should watch you. :)
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is marvelous. Kudos.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Not too blasphemous I hope (I saw that you like Hokusai).
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:iconhoaxeye:
hoaxeye Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Indeed I do, and no, not too much so at all. It cracked me up. Hokusai is my favorite artist of all time.
Not least-wise because he refused to clean house... He'd just move instead!
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: Didn't know that about him. I vaguely remember seeing a film about him, which must have been distributed in the US since it had subtitles.
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hoaxeye Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, subtitles. I've got no room to criticize other Americans because I speak no other languages myself, but yeah I know what you mean. It's a kind of rarity here when someone speaks another language. They usually get it from one of their parents.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I have no excuse, living here, but I'm the same . . . :)
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
will there ever be a Sumo Surfers 2: Toyko Moon?
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Probably not. Took me a long time to figure where to place these sumo guys.
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ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thought that might have been the case....(sigh)since they're known for their over-all displacement of relative space within their immediate vicinity ...i understand they also have very healthy appetites.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
However, there is currently a huge scandal in the sumo world (the upcoming tournament was canceled!), so something may occur to me. :)
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
strike while the sumo is hot
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:)

Say, have you grabbed those two posters yet?
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i think i have...but to be safe I'll send you my email via note...
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Got it.
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TheFanFicAuthor Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! My history teacher has this picture (well... not exactly THIS one) in her classroom! XD
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure not exactly. :)

As I wrote in the comments, it's Hokusai's most famous print.
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:iconthefanficauthor:
TheFanFicAuthor Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I know XD
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Thought you might. :)
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:iconjablab:
JabLab Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hi Al!
Are you interested in making an art trade.
I love sumo surfing

Best Wishes to you
Jonas Ahlberg
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It's yours. :)
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:iconjablab:
JabLab Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
You make me a happy person. :)
Tell me what you like to have from me.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Anything small, post card size or less. I don't know what you're willing to trade, but your choice is fine.
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:iconjablab:
JabLab Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
super :)
send me a note and tell me where to send it
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry for the delay. Just sent a note.
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:iconjablab:
JabLab Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi Al! Did you receive my postcard? :)
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No, I didn't. What address do you have?
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dreamofsammy Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
haha awsome :D
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. Glad you like it. :)
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:iconlandkee:
landkee Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Too good.
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
What's so funny with this one, is that I had conceived of another design that included the sumo-tori and the wave, could see it clearly, but when actually executed, it was just boring; this simpler version arise out of it though.
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:iconlandkee:
landkee Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
Art happens!
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:iconalmcdermid:
almcdermid Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The muse/genius really stepped in on this one. :)
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