Hokusai Manga

Katsushika Hokusai

 

伝神開手 (Denshin Kaishu) Transmitted From the Gods, A Revelation of All Things. 獏 ばく Baku (Fictitious animal, feeds off dreams, often nightmares are offered to Baku)

The title slip from the book that this particular example was extracted from reads, “Katsushika Hokusai Denshin Kaishu 2 All” (All is very significant, in that it marks this particular book as an early pull off the blocks to be showcased in a complete set of all 15 books of Manga). Close examination reveals fine details that are normally lost in late Edo, early Meiji-era versions.

 

Condition: Margins as shown, excellent condition, not backed.

Date: 1870’s (Meiji Period)