Hokusai Katsushika, Barekisonjin on a Horse, Hokusai Manga

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Original Japanese woodblock print.

Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Title: Barekisonjin, God in Stable
Series: Hokusai Manga Vol.6
Publisher: Toheki-do
Date: 1814-1878
Size: (T) 22.8 x 15.8 cm (B) 22.8 x 15.8 cm
Condition: Light wear, binding holes.

This print is from the Hokusai Manga (sketches) series published in 15 volumes. The first volume of the series was intended as a drawing instruction manual but Hokusai almost immediately removed the text and republished the drawings alone. The series took Hokusai on an encyclopaedic venture, from seemingly insignificant depictions of everyday objects to spirits and historical figures.

The design shows Barekisonjin, a horse-riding warrior god travelling on a horse through the clouds. One pair of hands holdings two words are raised above his head, the other pair holding a monkey and a bird.

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Print Format Double Page
Artist Name Hokusai Katsushika
Title Barekisonjin, God in Stable
Subject Spirits & Religion
Dimensions (T) 22.8 x 15.8 cm (B) 22.8 x 15.8 cm
Condition Report Light wear, binding holes.