Great Wave becomes popular London mural

UK-Japan News September 2017

Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai’s famous Great Wave has made its way to a wall in south London, thanks to Camberwell resident Dominic Swords, the BBC reported on 7 August.

Swords first painted the mural in 1997 on the back of his house. But after an explosion in a drug lab in the flat underneath his home, half of the mural was burnt off. Nonetheless, within weeks the community in Camberwell had returned it to its original state.