Hokusai manga (北斎漫画). Vol. 2.
[1814 (Bunka 11)–1878 (Meiji 11)].
Gift of Vincent Golden.
The series Hokusai manga reproduces original drawings by the famed artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849); the drawings were collected by his students and reproduced in a series of 14 volumes from 1814 to 1878. The original blocks would have been made from cherry wood. Each color in the final image required inking on separate blocks; if the different colors were small and isolated on one block, more than one color could be printed at once.
From the collection of Rare Book School