|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 7|
|Size:||22.6 x 15.7 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released in 1817 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.
Light brown 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 Volume 7 of the Hokusai manga:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
Name of the designer in the top right corner of the page:
|筆||hitsu||writing brush||Katsushika Iitsu|
In the bottom right is a design of a packhorse with a load inscribed with the following kanji:
|開||kai||opening||Transmitting the soul|
|手||shu||hand||and enlighten the hand|
On the left of the page are the publication date:
|化||ka||turn oneself into|
|丁||hinoto*)||4th calendar sign|
|新||shin||new||New publication of Bunka,|
|刻||koku||carve||year of the ox (i.e., 1817)|
and the firm name of the publisher:
Seal on the verso of the title page:
The full contents of the first edition of Volume 7 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.
Provenance: Yagiya Bobongua store
*) Hinoto combines hi (fire, one of the five elements) and to (yin).