Edo prints

  Design: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)  
  Title: Hokusai Shin hinagata: Hokusai’s New models  
  Size: 23.8 x 16.0 cm  
  Posthumous printing from the original woodblocks    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Hokusai Shin Hinagata


Originally published with line illustrations in 1836 by publisher Suharaya Mohei. This reprint with colour blocks added 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).

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

Character Reading Meaning Translation
katsu arrowroot  
shika decorate Katsushika
i change  
itsu one one year old again
i leave behind  
boku black ink brushwork
hoku north  
sai room  
shin new  
hina doll Hokusai’s
kata shape New models

The contents of the original edition of the Hokusai Shin hinagata with line illustrations are displayed on the website dedicated to the Gerhard Pulverer Collection here.


Provenance: Unsōdō

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