Original woodblock print book - Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) - "Shaka goichidaiki zue"釈迦御一代記図会 (The Life of Shakyamuni Illustrated), Vol 4 - Date 1845, fourth month Koka 2
Alternative Title: 釈迦御一代記図会巻四)
Description: First volume of a set of six woodblock printed books; ink on paper.
Publisher Kyoto: Echigoya Jihei 越後屋治兵衛, Edo: Yamashiroya Sahei 山城屋佐兵衛, Osaka: Kawachiya Mohei 河内屋茂兵衛 - 1845, fourth month (Kōka 2)
Condition: Good condition apart from a few very faint spots in the margins (commonly seen in ANTIQUE books) Full margins. Tears, creases, folds, a slight fading above all. Please see the photos as part of description.
Contains: Five illustrations (two double) please check the photos
Author: Yamada Isai, 1788-1846.
Illustrations: Katsushika Hokusai
Description: Shaka Goichidaiki Zue is the storybook written by Yamada Isai with illustrations by Katsushika Hokusai, published in Edo (Tokyo), Kyoto, and Osaka in 1845, which consists of 6 volumes and 55 episodes in the life of Shaka (Buddah).
In such a life story of Shaka, some episodes since his birth until his spiritual awakening are usually emphasized. In this version, however, many pages are distinctively spared for the rest of his life. Hokusai has made 35 illustrations for 27 episodes, and 23 of those are possively represented as new iconographies in Shaka's biography, inspired by various pictorial resources, while other 12 scenes originate in the former or traditional ones of these subjects. He might have invented remarkably conspicuous and impressive images for the well-known tale in his age through his skillful technique and inexhaustible imagination.
Book Dimensions : 258mm x 180mm x 9mm
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- "Shaka goichidaiki zue" 釈迦御一代記図会 (The Life of Shakyamuni) vol. 4 Largest Size of this publication
- Good condition, see description
- 258×180×9 mm