Nami no Ihachi

The first generation Ihachi, born in 1752 in present day Utsutsumi, Kamogawa City. He was a sculptor/carpenter.
Such was Ihachi's expression with waves, it was said among sculptors, "When you go to Kanto, don't sculp waves".
The works of ukiyoe artist Katsuhika Hokusai, also said to have been inspired by Ihachi, are dotted around the city.