Hokusai Katsushika, Hachiman Daibosatsu, Hokusai Manga
Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Title: Hachiman Daibosatsu
Series: Hokusai Manga Vol.6
Size: (T) 20.3 x 12.8 cm (B) 20.2 x 12.8 cm
Condition: Stains due to old glue on the back, trimmed, wear and soiling.
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 Hachiman, a divinity of archery and war. Reverence among the samurai class led to the establishment of Hachiman shrines all over the country from the Heian period, but as the belief spread that Shinto deities are manifestations of Buddhist deities, he began to be depicted in the form of a Buddhist priest known as 'Sogyo Hachiman-shin' (lit. Hachiman Daibosatsu in a priest style).
|Print Format||Double Page|
|Artist Name||Hokusai Katsushika|
|Subject||Samurai & Male, Spirits & Religion|
|Dimensions||(T) 20.3 x 12.8 cm (B) 20.2 x 12.8 cm|
|Condition Report||Stains due to old glue on the back, trimmed, wear and soiling.|