|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 4|
|Size:||22.7 x 15.7 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released in 1816 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.
Greyish book cover with embossed repeated diamond shaped 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 Hokusai manga Volume 4:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
On the right of the page is the publication date:
|化||ka||turn oneself into|
|丙||hinoe*)||third calendar sign|
|新||shin||new||New publication of Bunka,|
|刻||koku||carve||year of the rat (i.e., 1816)|
and the firm name of the publisher is on the left:
Seal on the verso of the title page:
The full contents of the first edition of Volume 4 of the Hokusai manga are displayed on the website of the 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.
Provenance: Yagiya Bobongua store
*) Hinoe combines hi (fire, one of the five elements) and e (yang).