Hokusai Manga

Katsushika Hokusai


伝神開手 (Denshin Kaishu) Transmitted From the Gods, A Revelation of All Things. 白澤 はくたく Hakutaku (Fictitious animal, understands human language, sees everything).


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)