|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 2|
|Size:||24.4 x 16.3 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released in 1815 in Nagoya by publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō, whose firm was called Tōhekidō. This is a later impression of great print quality by publisher Yoshikawa Hanshichi of the second edition released by Eirakuya Tōshirō in 1828.
Orange book cover with embossed Chinese pattern.
Title printed in red on a white slip on the book cover:
|一||itsu||one||one year old again|
This is the title page of the second edition of Volume 2 of the Hokusai manga:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
On the right of the page is the original publication date:
|化||ka||turn oneself into|
|乙||kinoto*)||second calendar sign|
|新||shin||new||New publication of Bunka,|
|刻||koku||carve||year of the boar (i.e., 1815)|
and the firm name of the publisher is on the left:
Seal on the verso of the title page:
The full contents of this version of Volume 2 of the Hokusai manga can be seen here. The full contents of the original edition of Volume 2 of the Hokusai manga are displayed in the book by Forrer (2014) containing photographic reproductions of all fifteen Hokusai manga volumes, including explanations of each image in French.
Provenance: Yagiya Bobongua store
*) Kinoto combines ki (wood, one of the five elements) and to (yin).