|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 6|
|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 a later impression of the original edition.
Dark green book cover with embossed repeated diamond shaped pattern.
Title printed in red on a white slip on the book cover:
|開||kai||opening||Transmitting the essence|
|手||shu||hand||and enlightening the hand|
Advertisement C4 (see Forrer, 1985, p.101) on the inside of the front cover:
The title of this ad is displayed in the first column on the right:
|堂||dō||temple||Tōhekidō of Owari|
|譜||fu||record||picture books and|
Among the book titles in this list the Ippitsu gafu (一筆画譜) is mentioned in the second column from the right at the top of the page while the Hokusai manga (北斎漫画) are mentioned at the bottom of the page.
Advertisement 21 (see Forrer, 1985, p.115) on the inside of the back cover:
The first column on the right is an ad for a two-volume atlas of Japan sold by publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō in Nagoya. The two columns on the left contain the addresses of publisher Eirakuya Tōshirō in Nagoya as well as of his branche store in Tokyo.
The images in Volume 6 of the Hokusai manga are displayed on the website of the British Museum here, as well as in the recently published book by Forrer (2014) containing photographic reproductions of all fifteen original Hokusai manga volumes, including explanations of each image.