In Hokusai Manga, Hokusai depicts animals, plants, landscapes, and human figures as historical and supernatural, even demons and monsters, as if his work were a visual encyclopedia. His work amounts to fifteen volumes. Hokusai Manga turned out to be very popular among every class of people in
Japan and became a long-time bestseller in the Edo-and Meiji-eras (1603-1867 and 1867-1912). His work spread throughout Japan and flowed into Europe, where it had a striking impact on European artists, among whom were the Impressionists, such as Monet and Dégas.
NEW Hokusai Manga (Hokusai Sketch)
Hokusai Manga started in 1814, when Hokusai was 55 years old. After Hokusai died at 90 years of age, Hokusai Manga completed in 1878, totaled 15 books. There was a change of government from the Edo-era (Samurai government) to the Meiji-era (emperor government). There is a famous story. The French found out Ukiyo-e value when some goods from Japan were wrapped with this Hokusai Manga scrap paper inside the box. The Europeans called this “Hokusai Sketch.”
These Hokusai Manga plates ended up in Unsodo in 1911 with two publishers, but some say that these are not the very first plates. New Hokusai Manga have been printed in 2007 and published in 2008. All 15 books are made to look like the old book style. “Suzaki Hanshi,” paper made in Tosa Prefecture was used.
Size: w. 16 cm (6.2") x h. 23.8 cm (9.3"), 15 volumes (books), Wahon Yotsumetoji binding, 434 cho