Fender Flagship Tokyo Unveils Hokusai-Inspired Guitars

The world’s first-ever Fender flagship store, Fender Flagship Tokyo, has celebrated its first anniversary in June. As part of the celebration, the store unveiled custom-made guitars inspired by the works of famous Japanese ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai.

The release “Made in Japan Art Canvas Hokusai” consists of three Fender Esquire models, with each featuring a different Hokusai artwork from the woodblock print series 36 Views of Mount Fuji as a body finish. The series depicts Mount Fuji from different viewpoints and through various seasons and weather conditions.

The three prints selected to adorn the body of Fender guitars are  “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”, one of the most recognizable pieces in art history, “Thunderstorm Below the Summit”, which is also known as Rain Storm Below the Summit,” and “Tama River in Musashi Province”.

The first batch of “Made in Japan Art Canvas Hokusai” guitars, which are exclusive to Fender Flagship Tokyo, has already been sold out. The interested individuals were selected through a lottery system for a chance to be able to purchase the instrument.

More models will become available in December with guitar enthusiasts being able to make their pre-order reservations at the store. The Hokusai-inspired guitars will also be released on Fender Flagship Tokyo’s official online shop in November.