Japan and Earthquakes

Resulting from its geological location within the Pacific “ring of fire,” earthquakes are frequent and widespread. Consequently, all of Japan’s coastal areas are at risk from storm and tsunami. In the 1830’s, the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai depicted the greatness of the sea in a woodblock print called “The Great Wave off Kanagawa,” which is one of the most recognizable works of Japanese art in the world. Although most of