Edo prints

  Design: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)  
  Title: Denshin gakyō: Transmitting the heart in the mirror of drawings  
  Size: 23.8 x 16.0 cm  
  Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hokusai Denshin Gakyo


Originally released in 1818 by publisher Hishiya Kyūbei. This reprint was issued in 2008 by publisher Unsōdō in Kyoto as part of a five volume set called “A collection of Hokusai drawing manuals” (北斎絵手本集成, which is pronounced as Hokusai etehon shūsei). Many images in this book were later reproduced in the posthumously published Volume 15 of the Hokusai manga.

Dark-blue book cover with title printed in light-brown on a white slip:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
den transmit  
shin heart  
ga drawing Transmitting the heart
kyō mirror in the mirror of drawings

The contents of the Denshin gakyō can be seen on the website dedicated to the Gerhard Pulverer Collection here.


Provenance: Unsōdō

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