|Design:||Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)|
|Title:||Hokusai manga, Volume 8|
|Size:||24.3 x 16.0 cm|
|Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks|
Originally released in 1818 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.
Orange 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 8 of the Hokusai manga:
Volume title in the large middle column of this title page:
Name of the artist in two lines to the right:
|戴||tai||be crowned with|
|筆||hitsu||writing brush||Katsushika Taito|
On the left of the page is the publication date:
|戊||tsuchinoe*)||5th calendar sign|
|寅||tora||tiger||Carved in the year|
|彫||hori||carved||of the tiger (i.e., 1818)|
and the firm name of the publisher:
Seal on the verso of the title page:
The full contents of the first edition of Volume 8 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.
*) Tsuchinoe combines tsuchi (earth, one of the five elements) and e (yang).