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Wind: A Gust of Wind at Ejiri
by Katsushika Hokusai

Level: Primary, Junior, Middle School
Grades: K-8 | Age: 5-14 | Written by: Colleen Carroll

Art Appreciation Points of Discussion
Excerpted from How Artists See Weather by Colleen Carroll.
Wind: A Gust of Wind at Ejiri, by Katsushika Hokusai.

About the Artwork

In this picture, people huddle against the wind's powerful force and struggle to hold on to their belongings.

Do you think they're in danger?

The wind is strong enough to pull the leaves off the trees and send objects flying.

Point to the woman whose papers are being scattered by the blowing air.

Do you think she'll ever get them back? Where you do think they'll finally land?

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How Artists See the Weather: Sun, Wind, Snow, Rain
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In How Artists See the Weather, the author examines how various elements of the weather have been depicted in works of art from different time periods and places.

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