Edo prints


  Design: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)  
  Title: Hokusai manga, Volume 10  
  Size: 22.7 x 15.8 cm  
  Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hokusai manga Volume 10

Enlargement


Originally released in 1819 in Nagoya by publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō, whose firm was called Tōhekidō. This is the second edition released by the same publisher on 1 September 1878.

Black book cover with embossed repeated diamond shaped pattern.

Title printed in red on a white slip on the book cover:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
katsu arrowroot  
shika decorate Katsushika
       
i change  
itsu one one year old again
       
i leave behind  
boku black ink brushwork
       
hoku north  
sai room  
man random Random sketches
ga drawing of Hokusai
       
ten  
hen volume Volume 10


This is the title page of the second edition of Volume 10 of the Hokusai manga:

Hokusai Manga Volume 10 title page

Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
hoku north  
sai room  
man random Random sketches
ga drawing of Hokusai
       
ten  
hen volume Volume 10

Name of the designer on the right of the page:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
katsu arrowroot  
shika decorate  
i do  
itsu one  
sen ahead Designed by
sei life teacher
hitsu writing brush Katsushika Iitsu

and the firm name of the publisher is on the left of the page:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
bi tail  
positive  
       
east  
heki wall Tōhekidō
temple of Biyō

Seal on the verso of the title page:

Hokusai Manga Volume 10 seal

The full contents of the first edition of Volume 10 of the Hokusai manga are shown on the website of the London British Museum here, as well as in the book by Forrer (2014) containing photographic reproductions of all fifteen Hokusai manga volumes, including explanations of each image in French.


References


Provenance: Utagawa123

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